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Old Today, 12:34 PM
 
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Why is it ridiculous?


What about 11? 13?
So you're good if Trump goes ahead and places four to six more justices on the court now?

( I see you got out of Holt)
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Old Today, 12:34 PM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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RBG just said nine is a good number.


So, RBG is infallible in your estimation?


I happen to agree with her, but that doesn't make her right.


I also wouldn't be opposed to, say, 11 Justices. Of course, I'd like to see a mandatory retirement age, as well. If I were king....
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Old Today, 12:36 PM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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So you're good if Trump goes ahead and places four to six more justices on the court now?

( I see you got out of Holt)


I'm open to the arguments as to why more than 9 might be a good idea, sure.


Don't just say "that's ridiculous" and expect that to be enough to convince any thinking adult. (I know you didn't say that.)




Yep, Holt was only ever a convenient place to rent an apartment with an attached garage - we always knew we'd end up in EL or Okemos.
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Old Today, 12:41 PM
 
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I'm open to the arguments as to why more than 9 might be a good idea, sure.


Don't just say "that's ridiculous" and expect that to be enough to convince any thinking adult. (I know you didn't say that.)




Yep, Holt was only ever a convenient place to rent an apartment with an attached garage - we always knew we'd end up in EL or Okemos.
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Old Today, 01:51 PM
 
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Republicans have been using the SCOTUS for political purposes for the last 50 years. This even extends to lower branches of the judiciary. They regularly campaign on the selection of judges with the intent of packing the courts with people that will imprint their shared philospohy on the nation.
How often do Kagan or RBG break from the party line?
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Old Today, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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So, the Dems change what they can't control and then the Supreme Court goes all activist on them and declares the law unconstitutional.
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Old Today, 02:19 PM
 
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essentially - "think like us or else"
Bullies.
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Old Today, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Is it me or does it sound like the Dems are threatening the SCOTUS?
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Several high-profile Senate Democrats warned the Supreme Court in pointed terms this week that it could face a fundamental restructuring if justices do not take steps to "heal" the court in the near future.

The ominous and unusual warning was delivered as part of a brief filed Monday in a case related to a New York City gun law. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., referenced rulings by the court's conservative majority in claiming it is suffering from some sort of affliction which must be remedied.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sen...-restructuring
ignoring their hero, RBG, who thinks the SC is just fine, and believes the 2 newest members are fine jurists.
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Old Today, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Republicans have been using the SCOTUS for political purposes for the last 50 years. This even extends to lower branches of the judiciary. They regularly campaign on the selection of judges with the intent of packing the courts with people that will imprint their shared philospohy on the nation.
the scary thing is that you believe this in a one-sided fashion.

who got the ACA/Obamacare passed? "Republican" Chief Justice Roberts cast the deciding vote.
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Old Today, 03:00 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Republicans have been using the SCOTUS for political purposes for the last 50 years. This even extends to lower branches of the judiciary. They regularly campaign on the selection of judges with the intent of packing the courts with people that will imprint their shared philospohy on the nation.
This. For Republicans, the ONLY thing that matters is packing the courts with justices that will ignore separation of church and state and allow them to impose the rules and values of the Southern Baptist Church on ALL Americans.
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