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Time To Pack The Courts (Original Post) pressbox69 May 2022 OP
Repugs have been packing the courts for decades. elleng May 2022 #1
McConnell packed the court. It desperately needs to be unpacked. Mister Ed May 2022 #2
Reform the Court. Midnight Writer May 2022 #5
Good slogan, and good point. n/t Mister Ed May 2022 #7
THIS crazylikafox May 2022 #11
Pack the Court with Libs and vote Blue pressbox69 May 2022 #3
Good luck doing that Hav May 2022 #4
My guess is maybe 40-42 Dem senators would back it 867-5309. May 2022 #8
Agreed, especially with the unfavorable outlook for Nov Amishman May 2022 #10
Cons fight to win RandiFan1290 May 2022 #6
Given that the votes aren't there, how exactly do you propose that this be done? Dial H For Hero May 2022 #9

elleng

(132,403 posts)
1. Repugs have been packing the courts for decades.
Wed May 4, 2022, 04:43 AM
May 2022

There's little or no legal basis to impeach Justices.

Mister Ed

(5,998 posts)
2. McConnell packed the court. It desperately needs to be unpacked.
Wed May 4, 2022, 04:47 AM
May 2022

We're always falling into the trap of using the terms the right wing comes up with. "Pack the court" is one of them, and it sounds underhanded and unfair.

Rather than a call to "pack the court", I'd like to hear a call to "Unpack McConnell's court!" - from sea to shining sea.

Midnight Writer

(22,165 posts)
5. Reform the Court.
Wed May 4, 2022, 11:24 AM
May 2022

But the first order of business is to Get Out The Vote to give Democrats a working majority. There is nothing we can do without it.

Hav

(5,969 posts)
4. Good luck doing that
Wed May 4, 2022, 05:24 AM
May 2022

with a 50-50 Senate.
It might feel good expressing these kind of wishes but they aren't even close to being realistic and they ask for similar actions by Repubs.

Amishman

(5,571 posts)
10. Agreed, especially with the unfavorable outlook for Nov
Wed May 4, 2022, 12:31 PM
May 2022

I doubt many would be interested when there is a significant chance of losing the Senate in less than a year.

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