Elizabeth Warren Wants to Expand the Supreme Court

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Senator Elizabeth Warren has announced a plan to expand the Supreme Court beyond its current total of 9.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

The endorsement makes Warren the new frontman for court-packing, which has attracted support in Congress from a handful of low-profile lawmakers. Her support is a needed jolt to the expansion campaign, which gives every sign of sputtering out for the time being. President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court commission refused to endorse Supreme Court expansion, and top Democratic lawmakers in both chambers are refusing to entertain the court-expansion bill.

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Democrats offer shifting rationales for the legislation. House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D., N.Y.), who introduced the bill in July, described it as a benign management necessity. Each justice handles administrative matters for 1 or 2 of the 13 federal appeals courts. Nadler said four seats ought to be added to the Court so that there is one justice per appeals court, which would reduce the strain of those administrative responsibilities.

There is no evidence that the justices are struggling to keep pace with their work—the Court is hearing its lowest number of merits cases per term since the Civil War—and the various circuit courts do not produce Court-caliber cases at an equal rate.

Warren was more forthright about her motives in a short video released Tuesday morning. She connected the Supreme Court’s conservative majority with a broader Republican scheme to cleave to power by using “broken rules” such as the filibuster and the Electoral College.

Warren wants to pack the court to a total of 13.

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Robert Cantrell
Robert Cantrell
4 months ago

F*ck E.W.

Kevin
Kevin
4 months ago

She is an idiot

Gary
Gary
4 months ago
Reply to  Kevin

You insult idiots

lisa
lisa
4 months ago

piss off, you lying, corrupt, evil, pond sucking scum…I don’t think your little plan is going to fly pocahontas

Geedub
Geedub
4 months ago

We don’t need anymore Supreme Court justices. In fact the whole government is top heavy. If anything, we need to cut the government way back, and have term limits or the Senate and House.

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
4 months ago

Pocahontas must be 🤔this is ‘something’ like expanding the ‘tribal-council’ on the reservation, she escaped from…❓🤣

Ronald White
Ronald White
4 months ago

This is a terrible idea, congress cannot agree on anything and now she wants to mess with SCOTUS. Smells of democratic maneuvering!!

Carol Rhyan
Carol Rhyan
4 months ago

I do not support make any changes while we have a one party dominated decision. Our government was established with the checks and balances that come with hearing from we the people to make decisions.

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