Politicsscotus

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:32 PM

Dem candidates are openly talking about expanding the court.

Maybe Trump should just go ahead and double it now, while he has the Senate, to make it that much harder on them in 2021. They would have to double it again.

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Reply Dem candidates are openly talking about expanding the court. (Original post)
Hades Mar 14 OP
Nostrings Mar 14 #1
jh4freedom Mar 14 #2

Response to Hades (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:41 PM

1. Every day, the 'by any means necessary' nature of this growing conflict becomes clearer

As do the stakes.

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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:49 PM

2. Originally it was six justices

The U.S. Constitution established the Supreme Court but left it up to Congress to decide how many justices should make up the court. The Judiciary Act of 1789 set the number at six: a chief justice and five associate justices. In 1807, Congress increased the number of justices to seven; in 1837, the number was bumped up to nine; and in 1863, it rose to 10. In 1866, Congress passed the Judicial Circuits Act, which shrank the number of justices back down to seven and prevented President Andrew Johnson from appointing anyone new to the court. Three years later, in 1869, Congress raised the number of justices to nine, where it has been ever since. In 1937, in an effort to create a court more friendly to his New Deal programs, President Franklin Roosevelt attempted to convince Congress to pass legislation that would allow a new justice to be added to the court—for a total of up to 15 members—for every justice over 70 who opted not to retire. Congress didn’t go for FDR’s plan.
Pelosi would block any Trump plan to expand the court and McConnell would block any Democrat plan.

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