Democrats just leaked their plan to destroy Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
Since Justice Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, liberals have lost their minds.
They are on the verge of losing the Supreme Court to Constitutionalists for potentially decades.
But they have a plan that could make President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee meaningless.
The Huffington Post published an article suggesting that if they win the White House in 2020, Democrats should pack the court with two new judges to outvote the conservatives on the bench.
Here is an excerpt from the Huffington Post:
There is nothing magical about the number nine. It carries no great aesthetic appeal. Its crooked curl is stolen from the number six. It is audibly indistinguishable from the German word for “no” ― an unfortunate coincidence in an era of vitriolic far-right ultranationalism. Eleven, by contrast, is beautiful and symmetrical, a number so good it tells us twice. Ambitious reformers may even find reasons to love 13, 15 or 21…
In 1937, with the Supreme Court habitually striking down President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s efforts to save the country from the Great Depression, FDR floated the idea of expanding the court to as many as 15 justices. The history of “court-packing,” as it became known, is unbecoming. But lawmakers keep coming back to variants of the idea because it works. Even after FDR retreated from his proposal amid a profound outcry from Southern Democrats, the justices sitting on the court got his message and began issuing more sympathetic rulings on the New Deal.
But it’s not just the loony Huffington Post calling for this court-packing scheme.
Fordham Law professor Jed Shugerman said Democrats should expand the Court to 15 justices if they defeat Trump in 2020. Ian Samuel, faculty at Harvard Law, also called for packing the Court.
Thread: A president under investigation for impeachment has never appointed a Justice. Not Nixon, not Clinton, not Andrew Johnson. Never.
Democrats should make clear that if the GOP destroys this tradition, they will expand the Court to 15 in 2021 without filibuster.
— Jed Shugerman (@jedshug) June 30, 2018
Pack the courts as soon as we get the chance. “Pack the courts” should be a phrase on par with “abolish ICE.” pic.twitter.com/ZSPyEJdnaI
— Ian Samuel (@isamuel) June 27, 2018
The last attempt to pack the Supreme Court with liberal activist judges under President Franklin D. Roosevelt went down in flames.
The Court helped stem many of the worst parts of FDR’s New Deal.
Today’s Democratic Party is suffering from a severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome and they could bring this scheme back to life.