Biden wasting no time in toying with SCOTUS expansion
Here it comes, not even 10 days into his presidency:
The Biden administration is moving forward with the creation of a bipartisan commission to study reforms to the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary.
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 already been 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.”
Full article is worth the read. Basically, ideas being floated are SCOTUS expansion, term limits for federal judges, etc. This (if they succeed) is how they’ll get rid of the 2nd amendment (appoint activist judges in the expansion) and other important rights recognized by the constitution that piss off the Democrats. They won’t need to do it legislatively IF this happens. As a reminder, this shouldn’t come as a shock (floating the idea to pack the court to be a defacto dictator to get around hurdles regarding checks and balances). Hell, Biden has FDR front and center in the Oval Office right now:
On February 5, 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt announces a controversial plan to expand the Supreme Court to as many as 15 judges, allegedly to make it more efficient. Critics immediately charged that Roosevelt was trying to “pack” the court and thus neutralize Supreme Court justices hostile to his New Deal.
During the previous two years, the high court had struck down several key pieces of New Deal legislation on the grounds that the laws delegated an unconstitutional amount of authority to the executive branch and the federal government. Flushed with his landslide reelection in 1936, President Roosevelt issued a proposal in February 1937 to provide retirement at full pay for all members of the court over 70. If a justice refused to retire, an “assistant” with full voting rights was to be appointed, thus ensuring Roosevelt a liberal majority. Most Republicans and many Democrats in Congress opposed the so-called “court-packing” plan.
The United States and what we are supposed to truly be is on life support and the doctor is about to pull the plug. This is only being done so Democrats can get what they want, not the betterment of the nation as a whole. We are being destroyed from within and a foreign force didn’t even have to fire a single shot.