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This could be a real feces storm....

WASHINGTON, DC –Democrat presidential candidates and senators this week renewed their threats that unless the U.S. Supreme Court issues liberal rulings on the Second Amendment and other issues, Democrats will fundamentally restructure the nation’s highest court, a shocking threat to judicial independence not seen since the 1930s.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) filed an amicus brief (“friend of the court” legal brief) at the Supreme Court on Monday, joined by follow leftwing partisan Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Richard Durbin (D-IL), and presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), demanding that the Supreme Court back out of a case over one of the most restrictive gun control laws in America.


https://www.breitbart.com/pre-viral/2019/08/13/democrats-threaten-supreme-court-reject-second-amendment-or-face-court-packing/
 

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FDR tried it, as you note, in the 1930s. It was quickly defeated, notwithstanding FDR's popularity–perhaps our most popular President ever.

Why these brain-deficient Democrat yahoos think that they can accomplish what FDR couldn't defeats my powers of reasoning.
Do they somehow believe that threatening the Supreme Court will help them to win the case before it? As I said: Brain deficient yahoos.
 

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Such moves are very dangerous to individual liberty. It is for situations just like this that Jefferson included the text that he did in his Declaration of Independence and that Mason and Henry successfully convinced Madison to draft a Bill of Rights for ratification before those two men would agree to ratify the federal constitution.
 

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Sigh...... why don’t these stories actually provide a link to what they are “reporting”? How difficult is it to provide a link to this amicus brief?? I always walk away from these type of articles feeling like I just read the poster for a bad movie with only certain “positive” words cherry picked out of a review to make it sound better. I feel like I just read some “fake” news from our side but then again everyone has an agenda right.
 

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"New York City — and the state of New York — recently changed their gun control laws in light of this lawsuit, in an effort to convince the justices to dismiss the case, arguing now the named plaintiffs in the case have received through legislation everything they wanted, and thus are no longer injured by New York City to give them standing to litigate this matter."

This is not a strong argument IMO but without the specific language referred to there is no way to tell. In my view, the court would still retain standing simply based on NY law gun law in general.

[Rabbit, you have voiced one of my pet peeves. That type of reporting is very common these days and always raises my skepticism.]
 

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I think the Republicans should call their bluff. McConnell should put court packing to a floor vote right now. Why? If they increased the size of the court to 15 now, who would get to nominate the new six justices? Trump. Who would get to confirm them? The Republican Senate. Instead of the balance of the court being 5/4 conservative, it would wind up 11/4. The court would get packed alright, but it would get packed with conservatives. The court would stay conservative for decades.

Court packing would only work for the Democrats if there was a Dem president and Senate. Hopefully the presidency doesn't turn until 2024 and some are predicting the Senate will stay Republican for a long time, because there are more red states than blue.
 

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The MINORITY party in the senate did this? They don't have the votes to pull this off. Publicity stunt? Even RBG is against this.

Dems will absolutely loose their minds if Trump wins in 2020 and the Republicans proceed expand and pack the court like the Dems are threatening.
 

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I think the Republicans should call their bluff. McConnell should put court packing to a floor vote right now. Why? If they increased the size of the court to 15 now, who would get to nominate the new six justices? Trump. Who would get to confirm them? The Republican Senate. Instead of the balance of the court being 5/4 conservative, it would wind up 11/4. The court would get packed alright, but it would get packed with conservatives. The court would stay conservative for decades.

Court packing would only work for the Democrats if there was a Republican president and Republican Senate. Hopefully the presidency doesn't turn until 2024 and some are predicting the Senate will stay Republican for a long time, because there are more red states than blue.
Then the Marxists would probably just want to increase from 15 to 23 judges
 

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"Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it", or words to that effect. The dems forget that they created the so called nuclear option when it came to appointing judges, and how it got turned around and bit them in the a$$ when the repubs got control of appointments. Same thing would happen with this proposal. I can see 149 SCOTUS judges by the time they figured out this is a dumba$$ idea.
 

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Every time progressives complain about federal judges not being elected, remember this plot. Elected representatives have a very difficult time bullying judges who can only be removed by impeachment.

Yes, I know that word is thrown around casually today, but out of the thousands of federal judges, how many can you remember being impeached? How many on the supreme court?
 

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Lemme see if I have this straight. If the judiciary doesn't meet their leftist, anti-gun agenda demands now, they will take back the Senate and White House in 2020 and teach them a real lesson?

Goosebumps, I tell ya. The loons are giving me goosebumps.
 

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Is there anything about our separation of government three branches that the left likes?
If they can't win at the ballot box, they just try to legislate the ideas that the majority of Americans don't like.
The Republicans just sit there smiling and take it.
Time to play hard ball with theses socialists
 

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Interesting how these Dems want to change the rules to get their way.
 

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The MINORITY party in the senate did this? They don't have the votes to pull this off. Publicity stunt? Even RBG is against this.

Dems will absolutely loose their minds if Trump wins in 2020 and the Republicans proceed expand and pack the court like the Dems are threatening.
They would lose their minds, but the whole country knows that Republicans don’t have the balls to go on the offensive against the democrats.
 

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LMAO!!!
Ok I read it and wow that was a stretch from Brietbart. I am now 100% convinced that both sides have Zero respect for the truth or us the simple citizen.
 
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