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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 08:42 AM

Republicans complain Democrats may expand Supreme Court, but GOP has done it at state level in ...

Republicans complain Democrats may expand Supreme Court, but GOP has done it at state level in recent years

https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-republicans-court-packing-20201025-p5ky6h2k5fa2fgmqwnk7q6rlia-story.html

Republican claims that Democrats would expand the U.S. Supreme Court to undercut the conservative majority if they win the presidency and control of Congress has a familiar ring.

It’s a tactic the GOP already has employed in recent years with state supreme courts when they have controlled all levers of state political power.

Republican governors in Arizona and Georgia have signed bills passed by GOP-dominated legislatures to expand the number of seats on their states' respective high courts. In Iowa, the Republican governor gained greater leverage over the commission that names judicial nominees.

“The arguments being advanced now by Republican leaders — that this is an affront to separation of powers, that this is a way of delegitimizing courts — those don’t seem to be holding at the state level,” said Marin Levy, a law professor at Duke University who has written about efforts to expand state high courts.

President Donald Trump and the GOP have seized on the issue in the final weeks of the presidential race, arguing that Democratic nominee Joe Biden would push a Democratic Congress to increase the number of seats on the Supreme Court and fill those with liberal justices.

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Reply Republicans complain Democrats may expand Supreme Court, but GOP has done it at state level in ... (Original post)
ItsjustMe Oct 2020 OP
lagomorph777 Oct 2020 #1
Firestorm49 Oct 2020 #2
lagomorph777 Oct 2020 #3
William Seger Oct 2020 #4
samsingh Oct 2020 #5
yankee87 Oct 2020 #6

Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 08:49 AM

1. Reptilicans can go fuck themselves. They led the smash and grab court takeover.

Now it's their time in the barrel.

Trump arguing that Biden will expand the Court? Why is Trump campaigning for Biden again?

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 09:41 AM

2. My primary concern is that we fight back just as nastily as Republicans have fought.

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 09:47 AM

3. Are you concerned that fighting nasty would be a good thing or a bad thing?

I believe it will be a good thing. We MUST do it. No options remaining.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 10:33 AM

4. Trump is too ignorant to realize

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... that about 2/3rds of the people don't want his reactionary and regressive Supreme Court, and the other 1/3 are already voting for him.

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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 01:16 PM

5. who gives a crap about what repugs say? it's all about power to save Democracy now.

if they win, Democracy in the US is gone.

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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 02:32 PM

6. That ship has sailed

Screw the rethuglicans. If the trumpaneeze have shown us anything, it's all about pure power. Moscow Mitch has destroyed any reputation the Senate had. After jamming through judges, both SCOTUS and Federal judiciary, they left us no choice. After expanding the Supreme by 4 and getting DC and Puerto Rico statehood, we will go from there.

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