Pelosi’s court-packing push goes beyond SCOTUS: ‘Not just the Supreme Court, but other courts’
Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi celebrated the elevation of working mother Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court by suggesting Democrats should look at packing the Supreme Court… and all other courts.
Speaking on MSBNC, Pelosi said that since the court had nine justices in 1876, simply by process of adding population, we should look at having more Supreme Court Justices.
Heck, why not have 3 Presidents of the United States, following that logic?
“I think Joe Biden has given us a good path. He’s going to have something that people can understand why this is important,” Pelosi said.
“In 1876 there were nine justices on the court. Our population has grown enormously since then. Should we expand the court? Let’s take a look and see,” Pelosi added. “And that relates to the nine district courts, maybe we need more district courts as well.”
Why not pack the court to see what’s in it?
PELOSI: "Should we expand the court, lets take a look and see." pic.twitter.com/hVS5OaT9nW
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 27, 2020
Known as court packing, the problem with Pelosi’s plan is that it will overly politicize the court. There will be nothing to stop anyone from expanding the court anytime they want a different political result.
In fact, the court is supposed to change slowly, as it has, acting as a kind of buffer against popular sentiment—and elections.
“Eight days from Election Day, after 60 million Americans have already cast their ballots, President Trump and the GOP Senate have committed an act of supreme desperation by jamming through a Supreme Court justice — all so that they can achieve their years-long campaign to destroy Americans’ health care,” said Pelosi after new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed yesterday.
Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden has split the baby so to speak, only saying he will convene some sort of a commission to look at how to handle the court which he says is “out of whack.”
“It’s not about court-packing,” Biden said about packing the Supreme Court. “There’s a number of other things that our constitutional scholars have debated and I’ve looked to see what recommendations that commission might make.”
Can you really imagine a convention of liberal judicial scholars getting together and not recommend adding Justices to the Supreme Court? By gender? By race? By sexual orientation?
Between 1937 and 1943 Roosevelt appointed 8 new justices to the Supreme Court, creating the liberal court ascendency that we had through 1968. Since 1968 the court had been a bit more moderate, but not tremendously conservative.
It remains to be seen just how conservative the new court will be.
But at least one guy is counting on the court to be part of his conservative legacy.
“Biden’s Handler’s want to expand the Court,” said President Trump this morning. “This would be very bad for the USA. On top of that they don’t want to provide a list of who would be chosen for the Court. MUST HAVE A LIST OF THESE RADICAL LEFT JUDGES!”
Biden’s Handler’s want to expand the Court. This would be very bad for the USA. On top of that they don’t want to provide a list of who would be chosen for the Court. MUST HAVE A LIST OF THESE RADICAL LEFT JUDGES!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2020