Supreme Politics

H/T Scissorhead Dennis Cole

Back in January, President Handsome Joe Biden promised to create a commission to study reforms to the SCOTUS, and lo! —via executive order— he has created a commission to study possible Supreme Court reforms. You’d think President Handsome Joe would know you declare 2 weeks and then bury it, as is tradition!

But I digest

The commission (composed of a cadre of bipartisan academics) has been instructed to study possible changes for 6 months, but has not been asked to make formal recommendations.

This, of course, has put amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell’s wattles in a twist (because, no, I don’t want to think about his panties):

“Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tore into President Biden’s new commission studying potential changes to the Supreme Court on Friday.

“McConnell released a statement calling Biden’s commission, which will study topics including whether to add more seats to the nation’s highest court, a “direct assault on our nation’s independent judiciary.”

“Unlike, say, holding-up a nomination for a year,” he didn’t cluck, “good times, good times.”

Anyway, this commission is long overdue, and anything that can remove politics from Justice is a good thing. (Looking at you, John Roberts.)

I still think that elevating the entire Appellate Court to Supreme and drawing straws to see who ajudicates each case is a solution, but I seem to hold a minority position.

 

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4 Responses to Supreme Politics

  1. Dennis Cole says:

    “The federal court system has three main levels: district courts (the trial court), circuit courts which are the first level of appeal, and the Supreme Court of the United States, the final level of appeal in the federal system. There are 94 district courts, 13 circuit courts, and one Supreme Court throughout the country.”

    MY proposal would be to have enough SCOTUS members to represent every Circuit Court, i.e., 13 Justices altogether, although the Public might be leery of that number, so let’s just make it 14, with one who would be “The Independent Justice,” no matter which CC district in which he/she resides.

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  2. Ten Bears says:

    uuuuuuuuuu …. a commission. I’ve a lot of confidence in that.

    13 is just right, and I’ve more reason to be stuporstious about it than most.

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