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Offline Mr Mannn

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USSC packing report due today. Here it comes.
« on: October 14, 2021, 08:39:40 AM »
Biden’s Court-packing Commission to Release Draft Report Thursday
President Joe Biden’s commission on reforms to the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary will release its draft report on Thursday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki revealed during a briefing to reporters on Wednesday afternoon.

The commission arose from proposals in 2019 by Democrats to “pack” the Supreme Court with left-wing justices by adding seats to the Court and then confirming enough new justices to overwhelm a nominal conservative majority. The Constitution grants Congress the power to add or subtract seats from the Court, though there have been nine seats since the 19th century.

The last president who tried to pack the Court, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, faced significant opposition from his own party.

Democrats revived court-packing proposals after President Donald Trump succeeded in confirming Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Court in 2018. Even “moderate” candidates like Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg embraced versions of the idea.
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Offline Drafe Hoblin

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Re: USSC packing report due today. Here it comes.
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2021, 10:06:43 AM »
Aannnnd...  It's not out yet... at 11am-eastern...  These things are out at 9AM-sharp in other Administrations.

Dems are realizing that the news-cycle isn't ready for it.  Or else, they're low on aspirin.  If the recommendation is that nine Justices is fine, the announcement would've already happened.
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Re: USSC packing report due today. Here it comes.
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2021, 12:02:53 PM »
This kind of "draft" report is never a draft. It's already been vetted and reviewed and puked on by dozens of "interested parties."

IOW, there is no way in hell this "report" is going to suggest anything other than expanding the court -- exactly what President Asterisk's handlers want.
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