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Dems' court-packing threats may be backfiring

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 6/2/2021 11:37:06 PM

Jonathan Turley, one of the last honest and principled liberals in the public arena, suggests that the Democrats' threats to bully the justices are backfiring and that the Court is sending strong warning signals to them. In a post to his own website yesterday, the George Washington University law professor wrote: Chief Justice John Roberts and his colleagues seem to be sending a message that the Court is not so rigidly ideological as Democratic members and activists suggest. He believes that a series of unanimous court decisions as the current term ends "seem[s] to be sending a message that the Court is not so rigidly

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Reply 1 - Posted by: GardenGal 6/3/2021 12:25:56 AM (No. 804312)
That is what my husband and I were discussing. We think Stephen Breyer will not retire.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney 6/3/2021 12:27:09 AM (No. 804313)
It is time to declare war on the Democrats, The Republicans need to hit them with everything they have got.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: formerNYer 6/3/2021 12:39:49 AM (No. 804320)
Every Republican that runs in 2022 and 2024 has to pin down their democRAT opponent on exactly where they stand on court packing.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 6/3/2021 1:39:17 AM (No. 804362)
Interesting. Perhaps the extreme crazies have dramatically overplayed their hand on trying to intimidate the SCOTUS. Let's hope that this is the case, and they go on a conservative 'tear' to stabilize things against these leftist crazies.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: anniebc 6/3/2021 1:58:08 AM (No. 804374)
So the SC didn't do jack about the stolen election just so they can flex their muscles. Sending messages! That's what they're doing?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Kafka2 6/3/2021 6:30:52 AM (No. 804454)
When Democrats are in power they have appointed partisan activists on the court. Republicans have appointed a mixed bag of Liberals and Conservatives. President Trump appointed Constitutionalists who try their best to adhere to what the Constitution and its many amendments say. This has been a welcome change from activist judges who have acted as legislatures that ignore the Constitution. It is nice to see the Supreme Court Justices are growing some spines in the face of Democrat bullying.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rinktum 6/3/2021 6:36:25 AM (No. 804455)
Quite frankly, I do not trust the SCOTUS since John Roberts decided to rewrite the Obamacare law. Shouldn’t that have thrown up a red flag to the other Justices or did they know the fix was in? When they declined to hear the case regarding the 2020 election, I knew the court was politically corrupt. The justices, I believe, will toe the line on what the democrats consider important cases because they certainly do not want what happened to Antonin Scalia to happen to them.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Johnnie Barleykorn 6/3/2021 7:17:59 AM (No. 804488)
The Democrats don't need to pack the court. They are experts at blackmail. It's obvious they already control SCOTUS. Especially Roberts, who never sued Lin Wood for slander.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: HotRod 6/3/2021 8:29:23 AM (No. 804557)
FTA: ''(AOC) questioned "just, functionally, the idea that nine people, that a nine person court, can overturn laws that thousand — hundreds and thousands of legislators, advocates and policymakers drew consensus on.'' AOC never learned that the Supreme Court (supposedly) rules in accordance with the Constitution, as amended, and not as partisan politicians. Did she never study our system of government?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Strike3 6/3/2021 8:52:35 AM (No. 804573)
Correct, #2, the republicans need to throw their biggest marshmallows and really whack the dems with turkey feathers to set them straight. As useless as the SC has been in upholding the Constitution, it will not matter if they have forty justices. Joe has his pen.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: TLCary 6/3/2021 8:57:08 AM (No. 804581)
FTA, A.O.C. "just, functionally, the idea that nine people, that a nine-person court, can overturn laws","How much does the current structure benefit us? And I don't think it does." This sent shivers down my spine like no horror movie ever could.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Zigrid 6/3/2021 10:27:39 AM (No. 804728)
The Supremes have to earn their way back from lack of courage regarding the election fraud...Americans have no respect for them now... as more and more evidence comes forth that obama is running the show from the Oval Office...the swamp is getting nervous... I really think the war in Israel did it... more people were upset by the funding of Hamas by sleepy Joe for rockets to rain down on Israel and no amount of "so called demonstrations" here in the states is pushing their narrative along... no matter how much obama tries to hurt America...God steps in...obama is determined to bring America to it's knees...a Benedict Arnold...talking out of both sides of his mouth...
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 6/3/2021 10:42:45 AM (No. 804758)
#7 speaks for me. I would also add that I don't trust the SCOTUS since it decided the election fraud cases presented to it, like the State of Texas case, didn't have standing. Roberts, how can election fraud in the face of our Constitution and election laws not have standing?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: PrayerWarrior 6/3/2021 10:48:18 AM (No. 804762)
We're waiting to see if the Supreme Court just talks or ACTS so we can tell if they are really for the U.S. Constitution, As the saying goes, Actions speak louder than words. Patriots pray for the SC, they are the thin thread that holds our laws together. Where the law stops, tyranny begins.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: NotaBene 6/3/2021 11:24:05 AM (No. 804791)
The Supreme Court would not hear the Texas election fraud case brought by 19 states. John Roberts, Amy Coney and Kavanaugh play for the other team. There is no Justice; just look at the D.C. gulags of political prisoners in solitary.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: janjan 6/3/2021 12:31:44 PM (No. 804863)
The true role of the Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of laws enacted by Congress. The fact that they have inappropriately crossed that boundary changes nothing. What AOC doesn’t understand (among many other things) is that the popularity of any particular law with either Party is irrelevant. Electing fools like her to roam the halls of the Capital is leading us ever closer to a banana republic.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: rabblerouser 6/3/2021 3:06:48 PM (No. 805016)
It is too late already. We currently have unequal justice under the law. We have rogue prosecutors declining to charge the real criminals, all the while making up charges against those with the "wrong" politics or color of their skin. It is too late.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: doctorfixit 6/3/2021 5:01:53 PM (No. 805083)
Get rid of the federal judiciary. America does not need an autocratic un-accountable political cabal.
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