Dems. introduce bill to expand SCOTUS by four

Congressional Democrats are making a push to pack the U.S. Supreme Court.

Breitbart reports that House Democrats, led by House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY), have introduced a piece of legislation that would expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court from nine to thirteen. 

A needed “repair”

Congressional Democrats, including Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), who will be leading this court-packing effort in the Senate, claim that such an expansion is needed to “repair” the Supreme Court.

“Our democracy is in jeopardy today because the Supreme Court standing is sorely damaged,” Markey said. “The way we repair it is straightforward.”

“We can undo the damage that the Republicans have done by restoring balance,” he continued. “And, we do it by adding four seats to the Court to create a 13-member Supreme Court.”

Markey, here, is referring to the fact that former President Donald Trump was able to name three conservative justices to the Supreme Court, giving the court a decidedly conservative majority for the first time in many years. Currently, the balance is technically 6 to 3, in favor of the conservatives, although Chief Justice John Roberts has a tendency to side with his liberal colleagues on many issues.

The new bill would give President Joe Biden four appointments, which would shift the balance back in favor of the liberals who would have a 7 to 6 or 8 to 5 majority depending on how one counts Roberts.

Will it pass?

At the moment, it appears that the bill has no chance. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has come out and said that she does not plan on putting the court-packing bill before the House.

It, of course, would be naive to think that this is because Pelosi is against the idea. She is not.

But, the fact is that court-packing is not that popular of an idea, not even among Democrats.

Liberal justices, including Stephen Breyer and the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, have come out against it. And, President Biden appears to be at least is reticent about it as well, recently deciding merely to put a commission in charge of studying the idea.

For Pelosi, it will all be about timing. If she sees the opportunity, she will certainly push the measure through. But, it appears that, at least for the moment, the timing is not right.

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  1. If democrats can’t beat us they cheat us! Watch out conservatives, BOHICA. This is all happening as a result of the 2020 cheat to win election. Democrats can’t win without an unfair and fraudulent advantage!

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  3. Its amazing that as Democrat-run cities across the rust belt crumble and fall into ruin and nightly shootings, ordinary people are not motivated to rise up and throw off the corrupt, ego-centric leaders as is now happening in California with Gavin Newsome. It may be that some cities need to suffer more deeply before they wake up. Failing that, the drug dealers and gang bangers may need to fight out their drug wars until most of them kill each other off. Maybe then we can return to a more peaceful society and people can return to their Christian values as has happened through the centuries.

  4. as foul as nasty nancy is this bill is going to lay in a drawer ,but go ahead put it to vote so everyone knows which batch of dems to flush in ’22 those fools will be clogging toilets all over DC when they flush them. if the collective IQ of those four was added together as a temperature would still freeze your beer.

  5. The Democrats are further hurting their own party and are not smart enough to realize it. The American people want law and order not a cheating dictatorship. Our democracy is gone!

  6. Do they lay awake at night dreaming up the schemes that can make America worse? How much worse can it get?
    Are they not satisfied that the Supreme Court and John Roberts have bent over for them and are following their every command? Guess not. Surely there must still be some sanity in Washington DC, no matter how little that might be, that can stop this from happening.

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