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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Tue Jun 16, 2020, 12:22 PM

7. I wouldn't get too carried away, we can only go as far as the 50th senator will take us.

Right now that looks to be Manchin, Tester if we get lucky.

PR statehood might be swingable if PR actually requests it clearly and loudly

DC statehood is probably not a good idea overall and probably too high of a hurdle politically. Its not a state. Its a city. If anything it should be returned to Maryland (as was already done with the VA portion) .

Packing the court is something I am very against. Feels even more underhanded and illegitimate than the republicans dirty games with appointees, would have an extremely high political backlash risk, and essentially makes it OK for whatever party that has control to rewrite the judiciary on the spot to suit their agenda. The last shred of the independence of the judiciary would be lost. Plus I don't think you could get 50 senators for it given the backlash against any purple or red state dems who support it.

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