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2021-10-27 12:54:17 PM  
1) Abolish SCOTUS
2) Expand circuit courts to 15
3) Set 10 year renewable term limits
4) Rotate circuit chief justices on staggered schedule
5) Once a year, convene the 15 Chief Justices as a SCOTUS
6) Require 2/3 consensus for binding ruling
7) Less that 2/3 consensus, allow for executive/legislative review that throws the case back to lower courts
8) Binding rulings can only be challenged by a future SCOTUS (after 5 years) or by a constitutional amendment

With reforms to the appointment process in the Senate, this makes it difficult to pack the courts, it busts up ideological alliances, it promotes diversity on the court, and provides much needed post-appointment checks and balances on the courts.
 
2021-10-27 9:52:31 PM  
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2021-10-27 9:53:29 PM  
Maybe stop letting Presidents who lose the popular vote get to install almost all the justices?
 
2021-10-27 9:53:31 PM  
Yeah....a name change will totes get us out of the current dilemma.

/ to properly make the wanking motion my soul is feeling right now....I'd need a robot with an 80 ft arm
 
2021-10-27 9:56:23 PM  
Option 1:

Rename it the Marshall Building. Maybe it's named after John Marshall of Marbury v Madison fame, maybe it's for Thurgood Marshall, maybe it's for your boy John Marshall Harlan, who knows?

Option 2:

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2021-10-27 9:56:52 PM  
5 of 9 Justices appointed by POTUSes who did not win the popular vote -- 2 of which were basically stolen.

Yes, I would call that a "crisis of legitimacy"
 
2021-10-27 10:02:49 PM  
Is that why Mickey wanted a divorce?
 
2021-10-27 10:03:56 PM  
The only unifying message everyone will be left with is to ignore SCOTUS rulings.  We are seeing people already ignoring established laws now with no consequences while SCOTUS cherry-picks whatever suits industry.
 
2021-10-27 10:04:58 PM  

Fart_Machine: Is that why Mickey wanted a divorce?


No, that's because Minnie was f*cking goofy.

Or f*cking Goofy. One or the other.
 
2021-10-27 10:06:21 PM  

Mentat: 1) Abolish SCOTUS
2) Expand circuit courts to 15
3) Set 10 year renewable term limits
4) Rotate circuit chief justices on staggered schedule
5) Once a year, convene the 15 Chief Justices as a SCOTUS
6) Require 2/3 consensus for binding ruling
7) Less that 2/3 consensus, allow for executive/legislative review that throws the case back to lower courts
8) Binding rulings can only be challenged by a future SCOTUS (after 5 years) or by a constitutional amendment

With reforms to the appointment process in the Senate, this makes it difficult to pack the courts, it busts up ideological alliances, it promotes diversity on the court, and provides much needed post-appointment checks and balances on the courts.


The only viable path for any real amendment gaining any traction would be one that singlehandedly abolishes SCOTUS.
 
2021-10-27 10:06:57 PM  
Wow.  That was almost stupid enough to be a Jezebel article.

Almost
 
2021-10-27 10:09:11 PM  

RasIanI: 5 of 9 Justices appointed by POTUSes who did not win the popular vote -- 2 of which were basically stolen.

Yes, I would call that a "crisis of legitimacy"


Like it's some kind of "Mickey Mouse" court.
 
2021-10-27 10:10:53 PM  
That article wasn't funny and it wasn't helpful.
 
2021-10-27 10:13:40 PM  

RasIanI: 5 of 9 Justices appointed by POTUSes who did not win the popular vote -- 2 of which were basically stolen.

Yes, I would call that a "crisis of legitimacy"


Everything is fine. 

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2021-10-27 10:14:12 PM  
RBG just had to hang on until the bitter end
 
2021-10-27 10:17:02 PM  
Me: *reads article ... reads reads* Normy? Who would use such a 4chan-like word?

About the Author: Before getting hired, he was a Facebook MemeLord for Legal Memes for Edgy Teens.

OMG REALLY? I'm reading that a MemeLord wants to rename the Supreme Court? Jesus Christ this clickbait is getting sneakier.

There's nothing wrong with being a MemeLord. This guy parlayed posting memes into writing for a legal blog. Lol I bet he thinks he made a good decision.
 
2021-10-27 10:32:25 PM  

RasIanI: 5 of 9 Justices appointed by POTUSes who did not win the popular vote -- 2 of which were basically stolen.

Yes, I would call that a "crisis of legitimacy"


No.
 
2021-10-27 10:36:42 PM  

BigGrnEggGriller: RasIanI: 5 of 9 Justices appointed by POTUSes who did not win the popular vote -- 2 of which were basically stolen.

Yes, I would call that a "crisis of legitimacy"

No.


More like "absolutely."
 
2021-10-27 10:40:41 PM  

Gonz: Fart_Machine: Is that why Mickey wanted a divorce?

No, that's because Minnie was f*cking goofy.

Or f*cking Goofy. One or the other.


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2021-10-27 10:53:23 PM  
The Mouse may be slumming it with 20th Century Fox, but there is now way they would associate with a brand as toxic as SCOTUS.

I'm sure Spotify would be interested though.
 
2021-10-27 10:53:42 PM  

scanman61: Wow.  That was almost stupid enough to be a Jezebel article.

Almost

iheartscotch: Yeah....a name change will totes get us out of the current dilemma.

/ to properly make the wanking motion my soul is feeling right now....I'd need a robot with an 80′ arm

It's satire. Subby used the wrong tag.

red5ish: That article wasn't funny and it wasn't helpful.

Gets it.

Seriously, though, read the links therein ― especially the one about the rule of law declining worldwide. Our non-'Murrican Farkers who gloat that at least they're not us, uhm, you're not safe either.

fat boy: RBG just had to hang on until the bitter end

Yeah, she should've retired before Obama left office so Mitch could block a hearing for her replacement (if in the last two years of his presidency) or filibustered it (if before that ― in just Obama's first term, the Senate filibustered nominees and appointments from Obama more times than had been done for all previous Presidents combined! There's a reason Harry Reid eventually had to nuke the filibuster for lower appointments, which fit Mitch's plan since he then nuked it for SCOTUS appointments, too.

It's all been part of Mitch's Long Game (the title of his memoír):
Mitch McConnell and Sean Hannity Laugh About STEALING Judgeships from Obama Administration
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/That laugh at the end. I've never heard a more chillingly evil villain laugh from any fictional villain portrayed on-screen, big or small, live action or animated.
 
2021-10-27 11:45:54 PM  

RasIanI: 5 of 9 Justices appointed by POTUSes who did not win the popular vote -- 2 of which were basically stolen.

Yes, I would call that a "crisis of legitimacy"


Man I hate to tell you this but the constitution speaks nothing of popular vote. You are literally clinging to nonsense
 
2021-10-27 11:47:59 PM  
maybe The Marshall or The RBG or the Frigaliment Court.

Had to look that one up..."Plaintiff argues that the chicken sent did not comply with the terms of the contract because the term 'chicken' means young chicken."
 
2021-10-27 11:49:56 PM  
I'm frustrated because I don't think the best focus is on SCOTUS. Two examples. First, there's the nonsensical ruling SCOTUS made in deciding to no longer enforce aspects of the Voting Rights Act which would have kept in place restrictions on States that had a history of racial discrimination in their voting rights policies.

The solution that SCOTUS put forward was that Congress really needed to update their law with fresh data and documentation of breeches of equal protection in voting rights. Yes, SCOTUS was blind to not see the clear evidence presented to them but what's Congress's excuse? They should have stepped up to the challenge. They should have clarified the law. Congress is by far the more dysfunctional entity.

The same applies to Roe v Wade. SCOTUS crafted an interpretation that I support but isn't explicit. It risks being overturned by a re-interpretation according to a different judicial philosophy about how to interpret the Constitution. The solution is for Congress to explicitly fix a woman's rights to bodily autonomy into law. That's what should happen. Except, Congress clearly doesn't have the will (and votes) to do so.

It really is up to Congress to create the laws.

We've benefited from multiple SCOTUS decisions that have expanded rights based on a liberal reading of the Constitution, liberal in the sense of embracing high minded principles of what we should aspire to. But  that's a strange way to do things. They should simply be encoded into law in straightforward and explicit terms. And that's how it should be done because depending on highly interpretive judicial opinions is fundamentally unstable.
 
2021-10-28 12:42:25 AM  

BlazeTrailer: RasIanI: 5 of 9 Justices appointed by POTUSes who did not win the popular vote -- 2 of which were basically stolen.

Yes, I would call that a "crisis of legitimacy"

Man I hate to tell you this but the constitution speaks nothing of popular vote. You are literally clinging to nonsense


The Constitution of the United States is a grossly out-of-date relic that should be entirely replaced at this point.
 
2021-10-28 1:26:47 AM  
It's been fixed according to the GQP

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2021-10-28 10:15:39 AM  
It's already got branding.  It's the rape court.
 
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