Kevin Bae

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Biden to convene panel to consider court packing

For everyone who thinks Joe Biden is capable of holding off the progressive hoard. This just in!

President Biden on Friday will order a 180-day study of adding seats to the Supreme Court, making good on a campaign-year promise to establish a bipartisan commission to examine the potentially explosive subjects of expanding the court or setting term limits for justices, White House officials said.

The president acted under pressure from activists pushing for more seats to alter the ideological balance of the court after President Donald J. Trump appointed three justices, including one to a seat that Republicans had blocked his predecessor, Barack Obama, from filling for almost a year.

New York Times

When Democrats and Progressives don’t get their way their first instinct is to change the rules. Obviously because they didn’t win the rules are not fair. This is the insidious way these people think. They never stop to consider that one day the shoe will be on the other foot.

The reason the Supreme Court has a 5 – 4 conservative tilt (the New York Times says 6 – 3 but we all know Chief Justice Roberts is not a reliable conservative vote) is because Democrats eliminated the filibuster for judicial nominees leading to the Republicans to do the same for Supreme Court nominees.

What we need are some cooler heads to prevail. Stop taking revenge for losing. Accept the loss and come back with some better ideas. This nonsense is tearing the country apart.

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