Nine is just FINE.
The race for winning the Democratic nomination is heating up. Those who are looking for any attention from the base are going to come up with some far-out ideas.
Here is one of them.
According to Politico one of those schemes is to expand the Supreme Court from nine seats to maybe 11, 12 or 13. You kids are making FDR blush.
After watching Mitch McConnell transform the judiciary over the past four years, liberals are demanding a bold response. And Democrats are listening.
Sens. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand told POLITICO they would not rule out expanding the Supreme Court if elected president, showcasing a new level of interest in the Democratic field on an issue that has until recently remained on the fringes of debate.
The surprising openness from White House hopefuls along with other prominent Senate Democrats to making sweeping changes — from adding seats to the high court to imposing term limits on judges and more — comes as the party is eager to chip away at the GOP’s growing advantage in the courts.
“We are on the verge of a crisis of confidence in the Supreme Court,” said Harris (D-Calif.). “We have to take this challenge head on, and everything is on the table to do that.”
The 32nd President of The United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried to pack the court back in the ’30s and was given a swift rebuke. However, this might not be the ultimate goal here of the Dems running.
Fundraising might have more to do with this.
A new advocacy group launched in October called Pack the Courts is vying to make court reform a central theme of the 2020 election. The group has raised $500,000 and aims to spend $2 million during the 2020 campaign cycle, said executive director Aaron Belkin. He warned that major progressive proposals like “Medicare for All” would not survive conservative legal challenges “because the court has been stolen.”
Conservatives have used the Supreme Court strategy for YEARS in both Presidental and Senate races to great effect. This issue might have been the motivating factor for people on the fence about Trump in 2016 to vote for him in places like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. This looks more like the Dems have caught up to an issue that can move their base to the polls. After the smear campaign failed against Brett Kavanaugh, the left is looking for a way to keep the troops revved up and this is a sure fire way to do it.
Even if they have a snowball’s chance in hell of amending the Constitution to alter the Article III branch.
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