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(Politico)   The court packing by the Democrats has begun: President Biden launches commission on "Supreme Court reform"   (politico.com) divider line
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2021-01-27 1:41:59 PM  
And so it begins...
 
2021-01-27 1:43:55 PM  
Good
 
2021-01-27 1:45:52 PM  

Gubbo: Good


Good.
 
2021-01-27 1:57:21 PM  
(*unzips*)
 
2021-01-27 2:00:04 PM  
Yeah... Can kicking. I'd rather have a commission on croaking extremist apparatchiks.
 
2021-01-27 2:02:16 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Yeah... Can kicking. I'd rather have a commission on croaking extremist apparatchiks.


It's never enough
 
2021-01-27 2:04:54 PM  
Hhhmmmmmm...

FTA, "Goldsmith's selection, meanwhile, is likely to be the one to frustrate progressives. A senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Goldsmith did not support Trump and is a friend and co-author of Bauer. But he was a vocal advocate of Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the high court..."
 
2021-01-27 2:05:11 PM  

GardenWeasel: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Yeah... Can kicking. I'd rather have a commission on croaking extremist apparatchiks.

It's never enough


Biden could personally murder some right wing justices and it still wouldn't satisfy.
 
2021-01-27 2:06:17 PM  
McConnell should've let Obama get Garland confirmed, and should've held off on confirming Barrett in a lame duck session.

Elections have consequences, as we're often told.
 
2021-01-27 2:07:27 PM  
Jesus, he's just gonna push all the buttons, isn't he?
 
2021-01-27 2:10:15 PM  

xanadian: Jesus, he's just gonna push all the buttons, isn't he?


If Trump could push em so can Biden.
 
2021-01-27 2:12:08 PM  
GFYGOP
 
2021-01-27 2:17:09 PM  

Gubbo: GardenWeasel: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Yeah... Can kicking. I'd rather have a commission on croaking extremist apparatchiks.

It's never enough

Biden could personally murder some right wing justices and it still wouldn't satisfy.


Perhaps he should start and see how satisfying it is...
 
2021-01-27 2:20:30 PM  
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 
2021-01-27 2:21:42 PM  
Good.
 
2021-01-27 2:21:46 PM  

Im_Gumby: Gubbo: GardenWeasel: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Yeah... Can kicking. I'd rather have a commission on croaking extremist apparatchiks.

It's never enough

Biden could personally murder some right wing justices and it still wouldn't satisfy.

Perhaps he should start and see how satisfying it is...


Of course not. Good Presidents delegate.
 
2021-01-27 2:22:28 PM  
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2021-01-27 2:23:05 PM  
"He will also be an influential figure within the Supreme Court building," Goldsmith wrote in 2018 about Kavanaugh in a Time article titled, "Brett Kavanaugh Will Right the Course of the Supreme Court." "He is a brilliant analyst with a deep scholarly and practical knowledge of the law. His legal opinions are unusually accessible. He is a magnanimous soul."

His hands are soft and his kisses are tender. He's a gentle, giving lover. His flowing locks of hair tickle my inner thighs...
 
2021-01-27 2:23:26 PM  
Oh please oh please FSM please.
 
2021-01-27 2:23:52 PM  
Good. I doubt much will come of it, but if 1 trumper has a stroke stressing about it, then it's a worthwhile effort.

Also, it's not court packing, it's court balancing. Mitch already packed the courts
 
2021-01-27 2:24:24 PM  

xanadian: Jesus, he's just gonna push all the buttons, isn't he?


I sure as f*** hope so. He needs to get Schumer on the same page!
 
2021-01-27 2:24:28 PM  
Reform Justice Thomas into retirement please,
 
2021-01-27 2:25:31 PM  

Rav Tokomi: Reform Justice Thomas into retirement prison please,


FTFY
 
2021-01-27 2:25:38 PM  
Right now would be a good time to kill the fillibuster, and then throw rocks at McConnell.

I suppose the rocks don't do anything here, it's just an overdue necessity.
 
2021-01-27 2:25:46 PM  

GardenWeasel: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Yeah... Can kicking. I'd rather have a commission on croaking extremist apparatchiks.

It's never enough


When your world view is built on the idea that a revolution is needed, incremental progress is bad because it makes revolution less likely and perhaps not necessary at all, and is therefore outrageous and a hindrance to your cause.

See the sudden shift from "$2000 checks" to "$2600 checks... a month" or "$15 min wage" to "$25 min wage"

It's never enough, it will never be enough, because anger with the status quo has become part of their identity.
 
2021-01-27 2:26:11 PM  
So are we doing this or what? I've been waiting...
 
2021-01-27 2:26:18 PM  
Any changes still need to go through the senate so... ain't nothing gonna happen.
 
2021-01-27 2:26:53 PM  
Expand the judiciary from the top all the way down.  I want to see MAGA appointments relegated to the 1372nd District court in Fishhook, Arkansas, population 803.
 
2021-01-27 2:27:08 PM  

BeansNfranks: Right now would be a good time to kill the fillibuster, and then throw rocks at McConnell.

I suppose the rocks don't do anything here, it's just an overdue necessity.


Who needs rocks??

No, I'm asking.  Does anyone need rocks to throw?  I have many.
 
2021-01-27 2:29:22 PM  
Ain't nothing gonna happen until McConnell is strangled by his own neckflaps.

Biden might be able to pull off a self-sabotaging change like limiting appointments to one per presidential term, but the damage is already done. We just have to hope that some of the Trump appointees won't be raging dickbag originalists.
 
2021-01-27 2:29:32 PM  
I'd rather he heavily investigate Justice BeerBro, and let that lead where it may, honestly.   Also the sudden retirement of Kennedy and his son with respect to his job at DoucheBank.  Leads to less farkery later on, and it's much easier to get a big majority of the country to agree that he should be removed if he lied to get in, especially since his position was mysteriously opened.
 
2021-01-27 2:29:34 PM  

GardenWeasel: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Yeah... Can kicking. I'd rather have a commission on croaking extremist apparatchiks.

It's never enough


No shiat. Guy's been president for a week
 
2021-01-27 2:29:35 PM  

Jack Sabbath: Gubbo: Good

Good.


Good.
 
2021-01-27 2:30:03 PM  
You can call it court packing. I will call it court modernizing to reflect the interests of the US today and not a century ago.
 
2021-01-27 2:30:36 PM  

xanadian: Jesus, he's just gonna push all the buttons, isn't he?


Bring it. I really don't give a fark anymore.

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2021-01-27 2:32:23 PM  

KungFuJunkie: You can call it court packing. I will call it court modernizing to reflect the interests of the US today and not a century ago.


One Justice for each circuit court. I think we're at 13 right now. Peg it to something non-arbitrary and control the framing.
 
2021-01-27 2:33:54 PM  

anjin-san: See the sudden shift from "$2000 checks" to "$2600 checks... a month" or "$15 min wage" to "$25 min wage"

It's never enough, it will never be enough, because anger with the status quo has become part of their identity.


10, 20 years ago it should have been $15 minimum wage. It should by all measures be higher, based on inflation and production.

6 months ago it should have been $2,000. shiat's been getting worse.

You want to know when it's enough? When things are unfarked to the point that millions have difficulty making rent and buying food while billionaires flourish and make trillions in profits.
 
2021-01-27 2:34:18 PM  

The Brown Word: We just have to hope that some of the Trump appointees won't be raging dickbag originalists.


they did the least they could do when they shot down almost every single one of the election lawsuits

i don't expect more than that from them
 
2021-01-27 2:34:24 PM  
Article II Section III:

He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient[...]
 
2021-01-27 2:35:12 PM  

Gubbo: Biden could personally murder some right wing justices and it still wouldn't satisfy.


But it would be perfectly legal. He has, some of you might not have heard, but there's this thing, and it's called "Article II," and it gives him a perfect right to do whatever he wants, believe me. It's right there in the Constitution! He has a legal right to do whatever he wants, but the #fakenews media won't tell you. So anyway, he's looking very strongly, very strongly about doing something about that. And the American people support him, believe me. People say to him, they say, "Sir, thank you for being our President." Big men, big burly guys, big tough biker guys with tears in their eyes saying this.
 
2021-01-27 2:35:36 PM  

xanadian: Jesus, he's just gonna push all the buttons, isn't he?


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2021-01-27 2:36:04 PM  
Biased, agenda driven subby is biased and agenda driven.

The unbiased truth is that Democratic efforts to re-balance the courts have begun, after an illegitimate Republican president colluded with America's enemies abroad and on the domestic right to pack them with partisan Republican activists instead of real judges
 
2021-01-27 2:36:16 PM  
Originally the number of justices matched the number of federal circuits, and now there are more than 9.
Just sayin'.
 
2021-01-27 2:39:32 PM  

NateAsbestos: GardenWeasel: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Yeah... Can kicking. I'd rather have a commission on croaking extremist apparatchiks.

It's never enough

No shiat. Guy's been president for a week


And we still have COVID-19. What a failure.
 
2021-01-27 2:41:14 PM  
The Biden administration is moving forward with the creation of a bipartisan commission to study reforms to the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary.

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2021-01-27 2:42:36 PM  
-18 year term limit
-Elected every 2 years (each president is guaranteed 2-4 appointments)
-If a SCOTUS judge dies or otherwise steps down before 18 years, the senate majority/minority leader of the party of the president that appointed that judge gets to name the replacement for the remaining term.
 
2021-01-27 2:42:46 PM  
Just looking at an age limit would be a start. Then we wouldnt have these random, mad scrambles all the time.
 
2021-01-27 2:43:09 PM  

raerae1980: Hhhmmmmmm...

FTA, "Goldsmith's selection, meanwhile, is likely to be the one to frustrate progressives. A senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Goldsmith did not support Trump and is a friend and co-author of Bauer. But he was a vocal advocate of Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the high court..."


"Thanks, Biden"

WILL SOMEONE PLEASE TELL HIM BIPARTISANSHIP IS AS DEAD AS THE DODO?
 
2021-01-27 2:44:27 PM  

bainsguy: "He will also be an influential figure within the Supreme Court building," Goldsmith wrote in 2018 about Kavanaugh in a Time article titled, "Brett Kavanaugh Will Right the Course of the Supreme Court." "He is a brilliant analyst with a deep scholarly and practical knowledge of the law. His legal opinions are unusually accessible. He is a magnanimous soul."

His hands are soft and his kisses are tender. He's a gentle, giving lover. His flowing locks of hair tickle my inner thighs...


"He likes beer..."

COME ON, CIRRHOSIS.
 
2021-01-27 2:44:42 PM  
The Supremes matter. But so do the district and circuit courts. While SCOTUS is probably due for some expansion and reform, expanding the district and circuit courts would be another great place to start.

Expanding the number of circuits, the number of judges sitting on each circuit's bench, and the number of judges sitting on each district's bench would probably be more impactful than SCOTUS since the latter only hears a tiny fraction of federal cases. The district and circuit courts don't get to deny cert, they have to hear everything before them (though they can obviously dismiss cases). They are actually overworked and backlogged. Expansion would be a good thing from a non-partisan point of view. Additionally, it's a lot harder to go on Fox News, OANN, Sinclair, etc. and talk about the unsexy parts of the legal system. It's a lot harder to be the opposition talking head on MSNBC or CNN or the OpEd pages and talk about these. It's a lot harder to persuade Manchin that this would be an overreach and a naked power grab and something his voters wouldn't like. This requires a lot of explaining to oppose and if you're explaining, you're losing. The Dem's would get fewer short-term political points because the issue isn't as sexy. But as a pragmatic reform that would result in many more long-term political victories, that would be easier to get, it would be huge.
 
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