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Response to Lasher (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 12:21 PM

12. "Balance the courts"? "Court reform?" Almost any label for this critical need would be better.

Last edited Wed Dec 2, 2020, 01:10 PM - Edit history (1)

"Packing the courts" sounds nefarious, corrupt, and underhanded. And indeed, the Republican packing of the courts has been nefarious, corrupt, and underhanded. But they're too clever with their labeling to go out in front of the public and declare that they're busy "packing the courts".

Now that they have so thoroughly packed the courts, we'd be awfully foolish to describe any corrective measures we take as an initiative to "pack the courts". That sounds to voters like a corrupt, unethical power grab when in reality it's an effort to undo a corrupt, unethical power grab.

As a footnote, please understand that this is not a plea to you personally, but to Democrats everywhere. We have got to do better with our framing.

P.S. On edit: I think "Unpack the courts" may be the simplest and best phrase to use.

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