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Sat Jul 2, 2022, 12:15 PM

10 ways to fix a broken Supreme Court

A long but worthwhile read.

“ Democrats don’t have the votes right now for major Supreme Court reform. But if they pick up seats, they could have many options.”
By Ian Millhiser Jul 2, 2022, 8:00am EDT

https://www.vox.com/23186373/supreme-court-packing-roe-wade-voting-rights-jurisdiction-stripping

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2022, 12:24 PM

1. I support a National Court of Appeals.

Pack it with 25 good young progressives. All appeals from lower courts go here. Strip the Supreme Court of all appellate jurisdiction, leave it with its constitutional original jurisdiction from Article III. (Yes Congress can do this.) Uncle Clarence can have his naps, BeerBoy can stay drunk, and Amy Conehead can darn their socks for them. And WE, the people, can get justice.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 2, 2022, 04:03 PM

11. +1

I like the way you think.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2022, 12:32 PM

2. "Only three justices in American history were appointed by a president who lost the popular vote."

Guess who they are?

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Response to Native (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 2, 2022, 12:56 PM

5. Exactly, so this is a real inside job

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Response to Native (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 2, 2022, 01:23 PM

7. +1

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2022, 12:45 PM

3. Congress can regulate the courts

Just need two more dems

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2022, 12:47 PM

4. Really good article with excellent suggestions

"As Congress has grown more and more dysfunctional, the Supreme Court has gained a nearly unchecked power to determine the meaning of federal laws. Though Congress lacks the power to overrule a Supreme Court decision interpreting the Constitution, Congress may amend a federal statute if it disagrees with the Court’s reading of that statute."

And:

"The Congressional Review Act (CRA) lays out an expedited process that Congress can use to swiftly overrule regulatory decisions by the executive branch. A bill overruling a federal regulation through the CRA still must pass both houses of Congress and be signed by the president, but the CRA’s streamlined process makes it relatively easy for lawmakers who oppose a particular regulation to override it quickly."

Yes--let's do that!

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2022, 01:06 PM

6. Have they closed all those potential loopholes yet?

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2022, 03:33 PM

8. Reading this was very depressing. I can't see how we'll get any of it done if

the court fucks us over on the North Carolina case.

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Response to Native (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 2, 2022, 03:37 PM

9. I found the historical perspective instructive.

We have solved the same kind of problems before. And we have the smart people on our side.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 2, 2022, 03:54 PM

10. As the article states, the window is closing, & once it's closed, they've rigged it to stay closed

If we don't get a filibuster proof majority so we can pass what needs to be passed before the NC case becomes infamous, we'll never be able to reign in this corrupt court because they'll have given the red states the ammo to thwart the popular vote. If states can circumvent the will of the people, how will we ever get the representation we need to effect change?

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Response to Native (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 2, 2022, 04:05 PM

12. Not saying there's no urgency.

Just need a little hope to get through the day.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 2, 2022, 04:07 PM

13. 'little' hope - you got that right! My blood pressure has been through the roof these days.

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Response to Native (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 2, 2022, 05:38 PM

14. Afraid

to take mine.

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