May 17, 2021

Supreme Court justices push back against court-packing proposals

Democrats are pushing court-packing legislation in Congres, but over the years, multiple U.S. Supreme Court justices have warned against the idea of expanding the number of justices — striking a major blow to growing Democrat plans to re-design the high court in their own image. 

Justice Stephen Breyer has served as a liberal justice on the court since 1994. He has been publicly challenged by some Democrats in recent weeks to retire this year to allow a replacement while the left is in power.

He has noted, “Structural alteration motivated by the perception of political influence can only feed that perception. There can be no shortcuts to it.”

The late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg also opposed expanding the number of justices. “Nine seems to be a good number. It’s been that way for a long time,” Ginsburg told NPR in July 2019.

“I think it was a bad idea when President Franklin Roosevelt tried to pack the court.”

In the same interview, Ginsburg added, “If anything would make the court look partisan,” she said, “it would be that — one side saying, ‘When we’re in power, we’re going to enlarge the number of judges, so we would have more people who would vote the way we want them to.'”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has already noted she will not forward the current proposal to expand the U.S. Supreme Court. She told reporters, “I have no plan to bring it to the floor.”

Pelosi acknowledges what consultant Douglas Schoen wrote, “But most Americans do not need or want another partisan showdown on the Supreme Court, which is exactly what packing it would devolve into.”

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      1. Now the next question is why is Pelosi doing this, why will it cost in the future. Reminds me of the jokers line in Batman returns They are all schemers I mean I’m not a schemer.

    1. Here’s a question why are we there 100 senators and 453 congress people? Talk about being out of balance. Let’s have 330,000,000 congress persons isn’t the many purpose to have a check and balance system 100 senators 100 congress?

      1. Want to really do something about it?? Go to to: get fed term-limits, balance the fed bdget, and stop fed govt from over-running states rights.

    2. AMEN! They will not stop until they achieve her destruction! So we must destroy the MARXISTS FIRST once and for ALL!! Im so fed up of waking up each day waiting to see whaat they have come up with now to damage our BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY!

    1. Philip…we are talking about power hungry control freaks that want to DICTATE what you can say, own and do. Any objection, as is happening now with “cancel culture”, will be met with cancellation of your jobs and any social standing you may have. Hmmmm…sounds just like the dictatorships of N. Korea, China, Russia and any other Dictatorship around the world. If this crap is allowed to happen, that’s what this Country is heading towards. It’s time to realize that the Demorats are anything but Patriotic AMERICANS, and face the facts of them being Anti-American, Anti-Constitutional SWAMP RATS that they actually are!

      1. This is what this kind of people do. Has anyone noticed in the last several years that anything that has failed in other countries, they think they can make work. Be it universal health care, communisum, what ever. It may look like Cuba is waking up and we will see changes, it happened in Russia and the countries they controled.

    2. Well communist being even allowed in this country piss’s me totally off. We have been fighting these constitution destroying A£€holes in wars costing thousands and thousands upon thousands of American loving lives. And we even have them in our government, pretty be democrats and republicans as well as independents !!! They got one up on us so let’s just pack the court and get um back . I can’t stand democrats and I would have to take hours explaining why !! They want nothing but total control and destruction !!!!

  2. China Joe wants to destroy our country before he dies how stupid is that Jill Biden knows what is going on she should let old communist Joe know what they are doing instead of having him read a script his brain is gone he is a shell from his basement bring back the president Donald J Trump

  3. First of all…Pelosi is a liar, just like the rest of the Demorats, so take anything she says with a grain of crap. Packing the Supreme Court & eliminating the filibuster would give the left TOTAL power and anything they said would become “the way it will be”. That my friends is a DICTATORSHIP!!!!

  4. How’s this for an idea. We dismiss all Representatives (?) and have them live and work among us. Then, when something comes up they can go to Washington and vote our views, which should be apparent if they spend most of their time with us. SAY, isn’t that what the concept of the house of Representatives was? You know, they live with us and work with us so they know how we feel about any changes that are being proposed.

    1. That was the plan but once these communists get in power the power goes to their heads and think they know it all. These communists in Congress could care less what is happening in their districts or the will of the people. These idiots have already shredded the Constitution and are on the way to destroy the Bill of Rights.

  5. The Founding Fathers of the U.S.A. intended for SCOTUS to be non-political. They were simply intended to determine if legislation met Constitutional requirement. Besides that a nine member court has worked pretty well for a very long time. “If it ain`t broke, don`t fix it.”

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  7. I always thought that the Supreme Court was a separate branch of the government just as the president. If they want to change the court would that not have to be put to the vote of the people. I say do away with the vice president and have a bipartison president, that is one from each of the parties serving together. I wonder how that would go?

  8. Googles algorithms looking for certain words, stopping free speech…………

    Welcome to Biden concentration camp
    Sig Hiel

  9. If they see an opportunity they will do almost anything to gain more power. From court packing to election stealing, there is no limit on how many laws they will change or break to get their way.

  10. Let me clear this up for you. Kids get a divers license at 16 year of age. That is 99.9999% of kids regardless of whether they are Black, White, pink, or Purple. Which means that 99.9999% of adults at or above voting age That are citizens, should already have a ID when they go to vote. Those that did not 0.0001% have several years after they turn 16 years of age to find and get to a DMV to get an ID. If it takes that long to get an ID, then they evidently didn’t think that they needed one. They evidently didn’t need one to get a bank account, and get ATM card, so that they could go to Macdonald’s, to get a Big Mac. Now does that clear things up. This just goes to show have depraved people on the left (..) really are. They rejected this post because it had the word Democrat in it.

  11. Hold on I have an idea: I know that is a rare thing for me? We get rid of the police, and any local body guards for officials. since we wont have a police force we wont need a court system since there wont be anybody to arrest anybody. Then we hire a security firm with the money that we saved by not having a police force or a court system. Of course this means that should Nancy decide to come around, she would need to bring her own security detail. To protect her from BLM or Antifa should they come around. But since she would leave us out in the woods to fend for our selves, I guess she would have to take care of her self.

  12. Partisan Democrats and Rhinos=Pact Court. Packing the court is racist. There are too many Jacka$$s on the court now. Slow Joe has admitted that he is a racist, he has finally decided to pack the Supreme Court. He will be putting on more Jacka$$s to turn the court into more of a excrement spreader than it already is.

  13. Sowden says: April 7, 2021 at 5:57 pm
    I want someone to till me how the left gets so much power to control so many people in high places. The judges are bought off or blackmailed, I fear even the Supreme Court have been bought off, and that is not a good feeling. I also ask why we are wanting to keep abortion so high on the list? they are killing our children and letting all the children from other countries in, Are they trying to replace us with non citizens so they can rule the world from our Nation? I for one am fed up to the gills with out some one standing up for us. I hear we can’t do anything because the Constitution protects them. WHAT ABOUT US, THE CITIZENS?
    Gary m says: The constitution is about protecting us against bad governance, and that is what the 2end adm is about. So that we have guns to protect us from bad government, if it gets out of hand like it is now. Like Lee said lock n’ load, it is almost time.
    This is not an insurrection , it is a “ RESURRECTION ” of DEMOCRACY .

  14. Air Force One takes a wrong turn.
    They were over Beijing when the engines quit, Biden ask the pilot what was wrong the pilot said we are out of gas. So Joe being the man of action that he is, he bailed out, he could be heard saying WHOOOA! I forgot my chuuuuuuute………….splat. Harris who happened to be on the same flight jumped too, but she got her chute on, when she tried to open it she kept pulling the wrong chord. She was pulling the chord for her k0tex, needless to say that turned out to be a bloody mess. The pilot remembered to switch to the reserve tanks, and flew off into the sunset. This pilot will be remembered as a national hero. God bless him for saving the aircraft Someone needs to explain to United that there are times that quality over equity is a better solution. A pilot stops for coffee and forgets to gas up! At 30,000 feet and 600 mph is not a good place to check the air in the tires. And what was he doing over Beijing, picking up 1.5 billion dollars, for Biden???

  15. This virus propagates better in confined spaces, ie indoors, so if you stay in side you are more likely to catch it than out in the open. The science proves this, you are 80% more like you catch this in your house. So why do they tell you to stay inside, money. This is why the big cities have so much trouble trying to control this, it gets into the ventilation systems and is carried from one room or apartment to another, it only takes one person to infect an entire building, or even multiple buildings. Mask are no better as they do not work to stop the virus from being inhaled, they only make China richer.

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  16. Nothing would tick a conservative off more than to have to get up off of his fat excrement orifice and have to start target practice in the middle of the night, just because of some BLM or Antifa dead beats, that want to spread some of their excrement.

  17. The CDC is employed by China. The FDA works for the CCP. Neither one works for the people of the USA that pays them, should be disbanded.

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