Democrats rolled out new legislation to expand the Supreme Court Thursday in the midst of a partisan debate over the body. The legislation , introduced by Sen. Ed Markey Ed Markey Democrats to offer bill to expand Supreme Court Hillicon Valley: Supreme Court sides with Google in copyright fight against Oracle | Justices dismiss suit over Trump's blocking of critics on Twitter | Tim Cook hopes Parler will return to Apple Store Democrats press Facebook on plans for Instagram for kids MORE (Mass.), House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler Jerrold (Jerry) Lewis Nadler Democrats to offer bill to expand Supreme Court 10 Democrats join NAACP lawsuit against Trump On The Trail: How marijuana went mainstream MORE (N.Y.) and Reps. Hank Johnson Henry (Hank) C. Johnson Democrats to offer bill to expand Supreme Court Congressional Black Caucus members post selfie celebrating first WH visit in four years Overnight Defense: Navy … [Read more...] about Democrats roll out legislation to expand Supreme Court
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(CBS Local)- New legislation introduced on Thursday by a group of House and Senate Democrats calls for an expansion of the United States Supreme Court from the current nine justices to 13. The group says that the Judiciary Act of 2021 will “restore the court’s balance” after former president Donald Trump nominated a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg in September of last year. Republicans, according to CBS News , are expected to “fiercely oppose” the bill, calling out the Democrats for “court packing.” “The Democrats are apparently so drunk with power here in Washington, that they’re going to give it another try and I think that’s really unfortunate,” said Ohio Republican Steve Chabot to CBS News. “I think it could tear this country apart.” READ MORE: Michigan Reports 6,303 New COVID-19 Cases, 112 Deaths Thursday House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a tweet Thursday morning that the bill goes against “everything we believe in as Americans.” Packing the court … [Read more...] about Bill Calling For Expansion Of Supreme Court Slammed As ‘Court Packing’ By Republicans — But What Does That Mean?
Pelosi exposes McConnell’s alarmism very clearly. Photo-Illustration: Intelligencer. Photos: Getty Images People in both major political parties like to label their rivals as “extremists.” A time-honored way to do that is to seize on something controversial a small group, or even an individual, in the other party says or does and attribute it to the entire tribe. Journalists sometimes contribute to the problem by cherry-picking the lurid remarks of random state legislators; it’s a recurring temptation on slow news days. But more generally, though “everybody does it,” it is Republicans who have raised the practice to a central principle lately, as seen in their willingness to treat Democrats as “anti-American” by conflating them with, say, antifa and branding the very conventional Joe Biden as some sort of revolutionary socialist. The successful Trump-campaign effort to convince South Florida voters that Biden was the stooge of totalitarian leftists shows why doing this is not … [Read more...] about McConnell Howls About Court-packing Just As Pelosi Nixes It
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday said legislation designed to expand the Supreme Court is “not out of the question.” A reporter asked Pelosi during her weekly press conference if she supported Rep. Jerry Nadler’s (D-NY) bill to expand the Supreme Court by four seats and inquired whether she would commit to bringing the bill, the Judiciary Act Of 2021 , to the floor of the House. While the 81-year-old lawmaker said she has no immediate plans to bring the measure to the floor, she emphasized it is “not out of the question.” “No. I support the president’s commission to study such a proposal. But frankly, I’m not — right now, we’re back. Our members, our committees, are working. We’re building infrastructure — putting together the infrastructure bill,” she said. “I don’t know if that’s a good idea or bad idea,” Pelosi said of the proposal. “I think it’s an idea that should be considered, and I think the president’s taking the right approach to have a commission to … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi: Court-Packing Legislation Is ‘Not Out of the Question’
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away Friday evening at the age of 87. The cause was “complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer,” according to a statement released by the Supreme Court. Ginsburg was one of the Court’s stalwart liberals, and became known — and admired — as much for her physical tenacity as her ideological consistency. Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn and attended Cornell University. She was the only woman in her first-year class at Harvard Law School, according to a former classmate, before transferring to Columbia. “She was a nice person,” the former classmate told Breitbart News. Ginsburg’s potential was evident immediately. Her former classmate recalled telling colleagues, upon the retirement of Justice Byron White in 1993: “If [President Bill] Clinton has any brains he’ll nominate Ruth Ginsburg.” As a judge on the D.C. Circuit, Ginsburg had established a solidly liberal record. But as constitutional scholar Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020)