Supreme Court Reform

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I’m finding that President Handsome Joe Biden is much more… reformed? progressive? dare I say exciting than I expected!

Politico:

Biden starts staffing a commission on Supreme Court reform

The commission will be housed under the purview of the White House Counsel’s office and filled out with the behind-the-scenes help of the Biden campaign’s lawyer Bob Bauer, who will co-chair the commission. Its specific mandate is still being decided. But, in a signal that the commission is indeed moving ahead, some members have alreadybeen selected, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions.

Among those who will be on the commission are Cristina Rodríguez, a professor at Yale Law School and a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Obama Department of Justice, who will join Bauer as co-chair. Caroline Fredrickson, the former president of the American Constitution Society, and Jack Goldsmith, a Harvard Law School professor and a former assistant attorney general in the Bush Department of Justice, will also serve on the commission, those familiar with discussions said.

Fredrickson has hinted that she is intellectually supportive of ideas like court expansion. In 2019, she said in an interview with Eric Lesh, the executive director of the LGBT Bar Association and Foundation of Greater New York: “I often point out to people who aren’t lawyers that the Supreme Court is not defined as ‘nine person body’ in the Constitution, and it has changed size many times.”

And it can change size again.

The current court is too politicized to make a decision about what kind of mustard to serve in a cafeteria.  The Roberts Court is straight-up bullshit.

I would elevate the entire appellate court to the Supreme Court and have them draw straws at random to see who hears which cases.

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3 Responses to Supreme Court Reform

  1. I would elevate the entire appellate court to the Supreme Court

    Would this be the Appellate Court that #MoscowMitch just got done packing with theocratic fascists?

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    • tengrain says:

      Or the current Supreme Court made up of Republican apparatchiks?

      BDR, there’s always more appointments with a larger body.

      Rgds,

      TG

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  2. Scottie says:

    Hello TG. Interesting suggestion. I have not hear that one among many already published, you are an original thinker. A larger rotating court? There are details to work out like would it over rule itself, but it is do able and would mostly be politically tamper proof if started out with a clean appointment slate. Really the courts have lagged behind the people in attitude on ideas for a long time, time to make the courts look and sound like the country. Hugs

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