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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 2:06:17 PM  
48 votes:
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 1:43:55 PM  
39 votes:
Good
 
2021-01-27 2:23:52 PM  
34 votes:
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 2:10:15 PM  
33 votes:

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


If Trump could push em so can Biden.
 
2021-01-27 2:02:16 PM  
33 votes:

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 1:45:52 PM  
22 votes:

Gubbo: Good


Good.
 
2021-01-27 2:07:27 PM  
18 votes:
Jesus, he's just gonna push all the buttons, isn't he?
 
2021-01-27 2:25:38 PM  
15 votes:
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 2:45:04 PM  
14 votes:
Why, after all the bullshiat pulled between Merrick Garland and Amy Coney Barrett, is it suddenly "court packing" when the Democrats try to fix what Republicans already exploited?
 
2021-01-27 2:32:23 PM  
14 votes:

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 2:04:54 PM  
14 votes:
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 2:24:28 PM  
13 votes:
Reform Justice Thomas into retirement please,
 
2021-01-27 2:30:03 PM  
12 votes:
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 2:29:32 PM  
12 votes:
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 2:52:08 PM  
10 votes:

anjin-san: 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.


The GOP has spent the last 10 years denying Obama's federal court slates, then fast tracking Trump's.  They stole a SCOTUS seat vacated 10 months before the 2016 election, then jammed through someone in a few days before the 2020 election.  All of it was perfectly legal.

Now you're going to biatch when the tables have been turned and perfectly orderly, legal options are being explored by the opposing side?  Fark off with your claims of "revolution".
 
2021-01-27 2:33:54 PM  
10 votes:

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 2:05:11 PM  
10 votes:

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 2:44:42 PM  
8 votes:
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.
 
2021-01-27 2:41:14 PM  
8 votes:
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 2:36:16 PM  
8 votes:
Originally the number of justices matched the number of federal circuits, and now there are more than 9.
Just sayin'.
 
2021-01-27 2:36:04 PM  
8 votes:
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 2:25:46 PM  
7 votes:

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 2:23:05 PM  
7 votes:
"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 2:00:04 PM  
7 votes:
Yeah... Can kicking. I'd rather have a commission on croaking extremist apparatchiks.
 
2021-01-27 2:43:09 PM  
6 votes:

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 2:35:12 PM  
5 votes:

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 2:25:31 PM  
5 votes:

Rav Tokomi: Reform Justice Thomas into retirement prison please,


FTFY
 
2021-01-27 2:12:08 PM  
5 votes:
GFYGOP
 
2021-01-27 1:41:59 PM  
5 votes:
And so it begins...
 
2021-01-27 4:13:08 PM  
4 votes:

State_College_Arsonist: Gawdzila: State_College_Arsonist: If a Democrat can pack the court to achieve ideological supremacy, then a Republican can do the same.  Choose wisely.

Who am I kidding, you lot will abandon any position the moment it becomes untenable, and then point the finger at your enemies.

Gimme a damn break, the GOP already showed that they're willing to do that first whether the Dems play by the rules or not.  If one party has shown that they're willing to wreck sh*t, it is incumbent upon the other party to put that sh*t back together by any means necessary, or else sh*t still gets messed up and the sh*t-wreckers win.  I can barely believe that any conservatives have the gall to scold Democrats for bucking the status quo when they've been busy sabotaging it for over a decade now, except of course they do because they're all self-centered sanctimonious f*ckwads.  They've given anyone who wants to preserve the country no choice but to cut them out of the process.

The current total is still nine, try again.  Trump and the GOP did not pack the court with extra justices, he only filled vacancies.  The people calling for expansion are Democrats.


Two of those seats were stolen and the third was created by a sudden and convenient retirement.  But you knew that already.
 
2021-01-27 2:47:16 PM  
4 votes:

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..."


In other words, the commission will not recommend anything actually useful.
 
2021-01-27 2:44:27 PM  
4 votes:

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 2:42:46 PM  
4 votes:
Just looking at an age limit would be a start. Then we wouldnt have these random, mad scrambles all the time.
 
2021-01-27 2:34:24 PM  
4 votes:
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 2:29:34 PM  
4 votes:

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 4:15:23 PM  
3 votes:

Flappyhead: State_College_Arsonist: Gawdzila: State_College_Arsonist: If a Democrat can pack the court to achieve ideological supremacy, then a Republican can do the same.  Choose wisely.

Who am I kidding, you lot will abandon any position the moment it becomes untenable, and then point the finger at your enemies.

Gimme a damn break, the GOP already showed that they're willing to do that first whether the Dems play by the rules or not.  If one party has shown that they're willing to wreck sh*t, it is incumbent upon the other party to put that sh*t back together by any means necessary, or else sh*t still gets messed up and the sh*t-wreckers win.  I can barely believe that any conservatives have the gall to scold Democrats for bucking the status quo when they've been busy sabotaging it for over a decade now, except of course they do because they're all self-centered sanctimonious f*ckwads.  They've given anyone who wants to preserve the country no choice but to cut them out of the process.

The current total is still nine, try again.  Trump and the GOP did not pack the court with extra justices, he only filled vacancies.  The people calling for expansion are Democrats.

Two of those seats were stolen and the third was created by a sudden and convenient retirement.  But you knew that already.


Oh, and the over 100 lower court vacancies McConnell refused to fill during the Obama administration.
 
2021-01-27 3:41:51 PM  
3 votes:
Good but lifetime appointments need to go. 20 years is enough for 5 administrations.
 
2021-01-27 3:23:15 PM  
3 votes:

anjin-san: 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.


A $15 minimum wage was needed 4 years ago, so obviously just getting around to it now with a multi-year rollout (if the last minimum wage bill was
anything to go by) is going to have people point out it's not enough anymore.

And if you want people to stay home so COVID doesn't keep burning through the country like an Australian brushfire you need to make sure people are paid enough to where that's economically viable.

Why you think either of those points are a poor reflection of the individuals making them, instead of on those who complain about them, is anybody's guess.
 
2021-01-27 2:53:09 PM  
3 votes:

WheezerTheGeezer: 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.

Rocks will just bounce off his shell... aim for the head!


Heat up a tureen!!
 
2021-01-27 2:46:50 PM  
3 votes:

Rav Tokomi: Reform Justice Thomas into retirement please,


And his wife into a Super Max for Sedition.
 
2021-01-27 2:42:36 PM  
3 votes:
-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 2:34:18 PM  
3 votes:

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 2:29:22 PM  
3 votes:
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 2:27:08 PM  
3 votes:

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 2:26:18 PM  
3 votes:
Any changes still need to go through the senate so... ain't nothing gonna happen.
 
2021-01-27 6:19:23 PM  
2 votes:

PC LOAD LETTER: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: PC LOAD LETTER: Slow the fark down, Joe. This isn't the battle to fight now and it doesn't have wide support.

LOL

Thanks, Mr. Unity.

fark the treasonous GOP, but this doesn't help. It doesn't have wide support, and it is absolutely doomed to fail.

Remember when Farkers would always remind us ad derpitum how Democrats need to get a spine?
Pepperidge Farm remembers.
 
2021-01-27 6:01:29 PM  
2 votes:

State_College_Arsonist: The current total is still nine, try again.


Count again.  Maybe Sesame Street can help if you're having trouble.

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State_College_Arsonist: Trump and the GOP did not pack the court with extra justices, he only filled vacancies.


Vacancies that only existed for Trump because McConnell made the unprecedented move of refusing to do his constitutional duty of either confirming or denying Obama's pick.  Choosing which president gets to fill vacancies is not one of the Senate's powers, and doing so has the same function and effect as court packing.  The bullsh*t fine line-drawing between the two is just that: arbitrary meaningless bullsh*t.  In fact, expanding the court is entirely and legally within the Constitutional powers of the Senate, while what McConnell did is arguably NOT.  The fact that you're complaining about the former while excusing the latter is just proof that you're just making dishonest partisan arguments.
 
2021-01-27 4:50:22 PM  
2 votes:

shifty eyes: 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.


This.  The courts and its judges are already stretched insanely thin.  It's a problem that needs solving, anyway, so we might as well solve it while the Nazis aren't in charge.
 
2021-01-27 4:06:30 PM  
2 votes:
5 more seats.
 
2021-01-27 4:01:25 PM  
2 votes:

State_College_Arsonist: If a Democrat can pack the court to achieve ideological supremacy, then a Republican can do the same.  Choose wisely.

Who am I kidding, you lot will abandon any position the moment it becomes untenable, and then point the finger at your enemies.


Gimme a damn break, the GOP already showed that they're willing to do that first whether the Dems play by the rules or not.  If one party has shown that they're willing to wreck sh*t, it is incumbent upon the other party to put that sh*t back together by any means necessary, or else sh*t still gets messed up and the sh*t-wreckers win.  I can barely believe that any conservatives have the gall to scold Democrats for bucking the status quo when they've been busy sabotaging it for over a decade now, except of course they do because they're all self-centered sanctimonious f*ckwads.  They've given anyone who wants to preserve the country no choice but to cut them out of the process.
 
Juc
2021-01-27 3:55:45 PM  
2 votes:
if they can figure out how to make the supreme court non-political it'd really help.
shouldn't be so ... dependant on appointments from people with politics forefront in their mind.
competence should be basically the only thing looked at.

mr. kegger shouldn't have even had the lesser seats in the judiciary that he had let alone a seat on the supreme court. It's a bit silly.
 
2021-01-27 3:50:26 PM  
2 votes:
If a Democrat can pack the court to achieve ideological supremacy, then a Republican can do the same.  Choose wisely.

Who am I kidding, you lot will abandon any position the moment it becomes untenable, and then point the finger at your enemies.
 
2021-01-27 3:41:19 PM  
2 votes:

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: FarkMeAmadeus: 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

Also needed: new Federal court districts to assign McConnell's hacks to.

Principally around and on the Marshall Islands.


How abut they can double as observers in the Arctic refuge?  Make sure the environmental safety regulations are being observed.
 
2021-01-27 3:36:47 PM  
2 votes:
The reform proposed in this one is term limits, not court packing, which actually have majority approval in both parties.

The terms need to be long, to preserve the benefits of long appointed positions not susceptible to the bipolar spasms of popular elections, but not so long that judges randomly dying in office or choosing when to retire becomes the only game that matters.

I think the current most accepted proposal is 18 years. Long enough for multiple potential two-term Presidential swings and one entire "generational" turnover, but not timed to coincide with Presidential elections most years.
 
2021-01-27 3:14:14 PM  
2 votes:
I've always liked the idea of SCOTUS being 13 members, with the Chief Justice only voting on breaking ties. Also, the senior member of each decision side (pro/con) has to write the decision. I know the Tie-Breaking rule requires a Constitutional Amendment.

As would retiring justices automatically at 70 to get some fresh blood. There's no reason to not at least poke Clarence Thomas occasionally to see if he's still alive. I don't think he's spoken in 30 years. Do we know he's breathing and hasn't just mummified? He could at least try to pretend he's earning his keep. He's the first I'd like to see rolled out on a tarpaulin-covered gurney.
 
2021-01-27 2:55:20 PM  
2 votes:

acouvis: Gubbo: Good

Except its doubtful anything actually will be done.  Unless Manchin and Sinema agree to kill the filibuster McConnell will stop any reform dead in its tracks.


Thank you for your valuable despair.
 
2021-01-27 2:52:40 PM  
2 votes:

PC LOAD LETTER: Slow the fark down, Joe. This isn't the battle to fight now and it doesn't have wide support.


LOL

Thanks, Mr. Unity.
 
2021-01-27 2:24:24 PM  
2 votes:

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 2:23:26 PM  
2 votes:
Oh please oh please FSM please.
 
2021-01-27 2:21:46 PM  
2 votes:

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 2:17:09 PM  
2 votes:

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 8:43:46 PM  
1 vote:

Heraclitus: Just looking at an age limit would be a start. Then we wouldnt have these random, mad scrambles all the time.


I think "term of N years" is a better approach - we'll still have random mad scrambles, but they won't be AS random or AS scrambled.  And there won't be the pressure to appoint a 25-year-old junior partner from a GOP-connected lobbyist firm as a judge (ACB comes to mind, or Tom Cruise learning about "Billing" in The Firm.)
 
2021-01-27 8:41:46 PM  
1 vote:

Oysterman: Why, after all the bullshiat pulled between Merrick Garland and Amy Coney Barrett, is it suddenly "court packing" when the Democrats try to fix what Republicans already exploited?


Because Republicans are raging hypocrites and have been for at least my lifetime.
 
2021-01-27 8:17:48 PM  
1 vote:

Murkanen: PC LOAD LETTER: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: PC LOAD LETTER: Slow the fark down, Joe. This isn't the battle to fight now and it doesn't have wide support.

LOL

Thanks, Mr. Unity.

fark the treasonous GOP, but this doesn't help. It doesn't have wide support, and it is absolutely doomed to fail.

It's necessary, though, otherwise you may as well just give up on your country as a functional democracy because Republicans have been packing the courts with conservative ideologues who have no farks to give about anything except making their warped perception of America as a Dominionist empire into reality.


And it becomes an arms race. Next Republican majority they add on their own. We'll have 41 people on the court in the future. That's absolutely who McConnell is. He's that guy.
 
2021-01-27 6:19:21 PM  
1 vote:

RogueWallEnthusiast: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: FarkMeAmadeus: 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

Also needed: new Federal court districts to assign McConnell's hacks to.

Principally around and on the Marshall Islands.

How abut they can double as observers in the Arctic refuge?  Make sure the environmental safety regulations are being observed.

The terms "packing" and "stacking" in reference to the Supreme Court have been colloquially assigned the opposite meanings of what they should have. In modern parlance, "packing" means adding new seats, while "stacking" means making sure your party has the majority of existing seats. It really should be the other way around. When you pack something, you put whatever it is you want into a limited-sized container. When you stack something, you're adding more of whatever it is, like a stack of plates.
 
2021-01-27 5:38:24 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe declare The Federalist Society a terrorist organization?
 
2021-01-27 3:44:24 PM  
1 vote:
America might have about a thousand problems right now but this is definitely one of a bigger ones.

Let's hope this leads to substantial reform, a Supreme Court with Redcap judges cannot be trusted.
 
2021-01-27 3:38:26 PM  
1 vote:

make me some tea: 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.


The problem is on a grand scale in the US that people are allowed to vote in shiathole, Kentucky for Moscow Mitch and it has consequences for everyone on the farking planet, but you have to live in shiathole, Kentucky to vote against Mitch.

We need a negative vote.  Once a year, some are elected. For everyone elected, there should also be a vote to potentially banish someone. It'd keep things fresh and give shiathole, Kentucky residents representatives but not power over the whole nation.
 
2021-01-27 3:30:12 PM  
1 vote:

Atheist Vuvuzela Marching Band: This is a bad idea in the short run but could Biden just not nominate any new members until the end of his term? That way SCOTUS is bogged down with (lets say 3 retire or pass) so the court has a 33% increase in its circuit case load?

Could the presidents just never appoint anyone and we eventually go to an all circuit-based regional supreme court?

There are ways to legally prevent the courts from operating at the top of the political level.

/operator: "all circuits are busy now"


So the GOP can confirm even more judges after he leaves office? WTF?
 
2021-01-27 3:29:40 PM  
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GardenWeasel: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: 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?

A bill has to be passed to increase the size of the court, before additional seats can be added. Do you see 60 Democrats in the Senate? Judicial reform cannot be passed thru budget reconciliation.


Isn't it odd: Repuglicans can do whatever the Fark they want (including Sedition), yet Dems: eunichs that have to beg for permission from their 'betters'.
 
2021-01-27 2:58:33 PM  
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gunther_bumpass: 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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Oh, I'm not against it, either; but if Biden can do it, anyone after him can, too.  And I'm putting good money on Competent Trump Clone 2024.  I fear 2016-2020 was just a dry run. :-/

And then I gotta tell myself STOP IT and just enjoy the now.
 
2021-01-27 2:54:31 PM  
1 vote:
Nothing has begun. I have a commission that is looking at Fark reform and will get back to you in 180 days with it's conclusions.
 
2021-01-27 2:54:00 PM  
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Gubbo: Good


Except its doubtful anything actually will be done.  Unless Manchin and Sinema agree to kill the filibuster McConnell will stop any reform dead in its tracks.
 
2021-01-27 2:48:11 PM  
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ValisIV: 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.


THANK YOU. Utter bullshiat that stinks to high heaven.
 
2021-01-27 2:46:14 PM  
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FarkMeAmadeus: 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


Also needed: new Federal court districts to assign McConnell's hacks to.

Principally around and on the Marshall Islands.
 
2021-01-27 2:30:36 PM  
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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 2:26:53 PM  
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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 2:20:30 PM  
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 
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