Democrats renew call for court-packing after taking control of Senate

The push to pack America’s federal courts has begun.

This week, Eric Holder, the Obama administration’s attorney general, called for Democrats to “use the power” they now have, with their control of both Congress and the presidency, to pack our country’s federal courts — especially the Supreme Court — with liberal judges.

Here we go

Holder remarks came on Monday during a virtual conference on judicial reform, which was hosted by the Brookings Institution.

“The Republicans have abused their power to give themselves an unfair advantage,” Holder said. “It is necessary and totally appropriate to add seats.”

Here, Holder was specifically referring to expanding the U.S. Supreme Court. Calls to do so really picked up after Donald Trump, towards the end of his presidency, filled a vacancy created by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg with Amy Coney Barret.

This third Supreme Court appointment by Trump gave Republicans a decisive majority on the High Court, which is what led to calls from the left to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court. This would give Biden the opportunity to appoint enough justices to turn the balance back in the liberals’ favor.

It’s not just the Supreme Court that Democrats want to expand

The simple fact is that the Trump administration was incredibly successful at appointing federal judges. The number of appointments made by Trump and confirmed by the Senate was in the hundreds. It was a record-breaking effort.

Here, just as with the Supreme Court, the Democrats don’t have an easy way to turn the balance back in their favor. So, they are, once again, pushing court-packing.

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) did so in a recent interview with MSNBC, claiming that expanding district and circuit courts is necessary because “they don’t have enough [judges].”

Difficult road ahead

The problem for those pushing court-packing is that it is not that popular of an idea. It was likely for this reason that Biden, while campaigning, dismissed it, saying instead that he would put together a commission to investigate such an idea.

Currently, there is a group of congressional Republicans who are pushing a constitutional amendment to prevent court-packing.

At the moment, it would appear that court-packing, especially for the Supreme Court, does not have sufficient congressional support.

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    1. No he certainly isn’t. I figured this out while he was campaigning, Democrats loved Obama so much and they knew this was the only way they could get Obama to run this country again. In other words, Biden is a ghost President. Everybody knows, or should know, that Biden doesn’t have the brains he was born with. This iff so sad for our country. I hope Liberals will soon regret how they voted, because soon the valid votes for Biden will just make them peons like the rest of us. I am so very any at what Biden’s minions are doing to our beautiful country. It was the greatest nation ever and Donald Trump was doing his best to make it even greater. And, he was doing one h**l of a job until Covid-19 hit. I don’t know about you, but I so desperately want this back.

    2. So how does the do nothing, head in the sand SCOTUS feel now about their non involvement? Like ostrich management, they stick their heads in the sand while Rome burns.

    1. Perhaps , if he “WHINES LOUD ENOUGH” and “LONG ENOUGH” , things can get testy for him. Then , when the testiness becomes overwhelming , a re-run of “his ineptitude , mis-appropriations , and his incompetence will warrant an investigation and TRIAL by Military Tribunal , for “Treason ,Sedition , Insurrection , and other Misdemeanors” and he will be BROUGHT to Justice along with his “white” counter-point , Hillary “the Beast” Clinton for her FAILURE to send aide to the Benghazi compound which resulted in 4 American lives being slaughtered , needlessly .

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  2. Agree with all posts! The congressional Republicans need to stand against this idea. Packing the court with liberal judges makes the scotus an unfair judicial body. They are supposed to be impartial, judging ONLY on the merits of the case according to the constitution.

  3. But ‘what the heck’ – they can always use: “You have NO STANDING!” That seems to take care of all their problems!

  4. Not happy with control of house, senate, potus, must have it all to damn with the citizen’s of the United States of America, the WE the People of America, must have ALL power or will sulk, suck thumb, hide in corner, blame others stomp feet, riot

  5. To correct one comment, Biden refused to give an answer when he was asked about packing the supreme court. He said no on things he’s now doing such as fracking and doing away with the gas and oil energy. He’s doing what he is told by AOC no less as well as Pelosi of course but, then she’s being controlled by the extremists too.

  6. Stand at attention, the Peanut Gallery has spoken.
    What do you know for sure, Eric?
    If the Left can impeach Private Citizens, then you’re overdue.
    Joe better employ you soon, so he can keep you in his Suit pocket, if there’s a way in?

  7. I guess the Democrats didn’t have an advantage when the court had more liberal judges during the Obama administration. The hypocrisy of the left showing up again. Holder was nothing but a crook during his tenure as AG.

  8. somebody is going to have to do something. things are getting out of hand.
    I have been here 79 years. never thought I would see this happen in my lifetime. I guess we all stood around and did not do a thing to stop it.
    I hope our children and grandchildren enjoy communism.

  9. Oh the DemoRATS have to make everything their way, I guess they want a civil war again! We the People do not want them around anymore!

  10. WE THE PEOPLE (aka SILENT MAJORITY) are fully responsible for this nightmare for failing to hound their Rep and Senators for a full and complete audit and investigation into the voter fraud.

    Now I challenge you to call your Rep and Senators and DEMAND NO HIKES or CHANGES in taxation!

    People should write these numbers down and use them frequently even if you don’t think your elected officials listen, they are require to note your comments for the permanent record in their caller database for anyone to see.

    Members of the House

    Members of the Senate


    One call per rep!

    Keep in mind: SILENCE = ACCEPTANCE

  11. JDavis951 is correct. Until the Far Left is held accountable for the coup they perpetrated, We the People don’t stand a chance! We *must* be engaged and involved!

  12. “We the People” all know who purposely started the riots and looting. “We the People” know who were bailing out the arrested. “We the People” know who cheated the voting system to have their way as they started throwing tantrums for 4 years.”We the People” say; “The Sock Puppets” should all be taken from their posts, arrested as traitors to Our Nation and Totally Be Held Accountable!

  13. Biden and Pelosi are mentally and physically unfit for office. We the People knew this, so the Democrats cheated. RINOs who go along with the lie that the election was not rigged must be replaced by true Patriots before it’s too late! “Please take to heart the lesson of what happened!”– Thomas Sowell

  14. YOU dems. would have done the same thing that Trump did. Don’t give us the BS. You dems. have had the advantage of the Supreme Court for years. We finally get it and you want to do this. God have mercy. WE, the American people want our freedom and we love our constitution. QUIT CHANGING THINGS ON US LOYAL AMERICANS. Don’t you remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was against packing the Supreme Court. What you want to do is so wrong.

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