Constitutional Amendment to fix the Supreme Court

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Should we have a Constitutional Amendment to prevent the packing of the Supreme Court?
The Amendment should set the maximum number of Supreme Court judges.
How many Judges should there be?
Maybe set the maximum age that a Judge can work at 75 or 80.
Do you think that the Dems would support it?
 

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Should we have a Constitutional Amendment to prevent the packing of the Supreme Court?
The Amendment should set the maximum number of Supreme Court judges.
How many Judges should there be?
Maybe set the maximum age that a Judge can work at 75 or 80.
Do you think that the Dems would support it?
Ginsburg herself thought 9 was fine.

But she's dead.
 

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Should we have a Constitutional Amendment to prevent the packing of the Supreme Court?
The Amendment should set the number of Supreme Court judges.
How many Judges should there be?
Maybe set the maximum age that a Judge can work at 75 or 80.
Do you think that the Dems would support it?
I would stay with 9, no most dems I doubt would support this. Setting a max age is okay making it 80.
 

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I have liked the idea of two justices appointed every presidential term, with the Chief Justice appointed on the fifth term. 20 years on the bench is more than enough.
 
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Should we have a Constitutional Amendment to prevent the packing of the Supreme Court?
The Amendment should set the number of Supreme Court judges.
How many Judges should there be?
Maybe set the maximum age that a Judge can work at 75 or 80.
Do you think that the Dems would support it?
I would stay with 9, no most dems I doubt would support this. Setting a max age is okay making it 80.
Dems want to pack the Court with far left Judges who will enable their creeping erosion of our civil liberties.
Schumer would fight against it like hell.
 
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I have liked the idea of two justices appointed every presidential term, with the Chief Justice appointed on the fifth term. 20 years on the bench is more than enough.
Yea, setting the maximum number of years could also work.
It would be a real game changer.
 

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Should we have a Constitutional Amendment to prevent the packing of the Supreme Court?
The Amendment should set the maximum number of Supreme Court judges.
How many Judges should there be?
Maybe set the maximum age that a Judge can work at 75 or 80.
Do you think that the Dems would support it?
Good idea! Nothing wrong with the current number of nine. However while we're at it we should reign in the courts in general because it seems they are suffering under the delusion that the judiciary runs the world. For one thing it should take the SCOTUS to interfere with the administration not any pissant federal judge suffering delusions of grandeur
 

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Should we have a Constitutional Amendment to prevent the packing of the Supreme Court?
The Amendment should set the maximum number of Supreme Court judges.
How many Judges should there be?
Maybe set the maximum age that a Judge can work at 75 or 80.
Do you think that the Dems would support it?
Don't need one.

The USSC was created by an act of congress...All that's necessary to prevent packing is amend the existing legislation to prohibit it.
 

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I don't think the number of justices is important. But if they are going to change the number of justices, I think the sitting president and senate should make the decision to do it and how many to appoint, and the next president and senate make the choices of who to seat. That would rein in any tendency to pack the court for immediate benefit and allow the American people to chose what party would choose the new justices.
 
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Should we have a Constitutional Amendment to prevent the packing of the Supreme Court?
The Amendment should set the maximum number of Supreme Court judges.
How many Judges should there be?
Maybe set the maximum age that a Judge can work at 75 or 80.
Do you think that the Dems would support it?
Don't need one.

The USSC was created by an act of congress...All that's necessary to prevent packing is amend the existing legislation to prohibit it.
That is the problem, every two years the Dems will try to pack the court, and an amendment would prevent it.
 

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Should we have a Constitutional Amendment to prevent the packing of the Supreme Court?
The Amendment should set the maximum number of Supreme Court judges.
How many Judges should there be?
Maybe set the maximum age that a Judge can work at 75 or 80.
Do you think that the Dems would support it?
Don't need one.

The USSC was created by an act of congress...All that's necessary to prevent packing is amend the existing legislation to prohibit it.
That is the problem, every two years the Dems will try to pack the court, and an amendment would prevent it.
How do you propose to amend the Constitution when it's not the enacting instrument that crated the court?
 
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Should we have a Constitutional Amendment to prevent the packing of the Supreme Court?
The Amendment should set the maximum number of Supreme Court judges.
How many Judges should there be?
Maybe set the maximum age that a Judge can work at 75 or 80.
Do you think that the Dems would support it?
Don't need one.

The USSC was created by an act of congress...All that's necessary to prevent packing is amend the existing legislation to prohibit it.
That is the problem, every two years the Dems will try to pack the court, and an amendment would prevent it.
How do you propose to amend the Constitution when it's not the enacting instrument that crated the court?
Not sure what you mean
 

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Should we have a Constitutional Amendment to prevent the packing of the Supreme Court?
The Amendment should set the maximum number of Supreme Court judges.
How many Judges should there be?
Maybe set the maximum age that a Judge can work at 75 or 80.
Do you think that the Dems would support it?
Don't need one.

The USSC was created by an act of congress...All that's necessary to prevent packing is amend the existing legislation to prohibit it.
With out an amendment then a future Congress could just change the law. Which is how it is now.
 

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Should we have a Constitutional Amendment to prevent the packing of the Supreme Court?
The Amendment should set the maximum number of Supreme Court judges.
How many Judges should there be?
Maybe set the maximum age that a Judge can work at 75 or 80.
Do you think that the Dems would support it?
Don't need one.

The USSC was created by an act of congress...All that's necessary to prevent packing is amend the existing legislation to prohibit it.
That is the problem, every two years the Dems will try to pack the court, and an amendment would prevent it.
How do you propose to amend the Constitution when it's not the enacting instrument that crated the court?
Simply add an amendment that adds the maximum number of supreme's allowed pretty simply concept.
 

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Should we have a Constitutional Amendment to prevent the packing of the Supreme Court?
The Amendment should set the maximum number of Supreme Court judges.
How many Judges should there be?
Maybe set the maximum age that a Judge can work at 75 or 80.
Do you think that the Dems would support it?
Don't need one.

The USSC was created by an act of congress...All that's necessary to prevent packing is amend the existing legislation to prohibit it.
That is the problem, every two years the Dems will try to pack the court, and an amendment would prevent it.
How do you propose to amend the Constitution when it's not the enacting instrument that crated the court?
Actually the Constitution specifically mentions the Supreme Court.
 

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Should we have a Constitutional Amendment to prevent the packing of the Supreme Court?
The Amendment should set the maximum number of Supreme Court judges.
How many Judges should there be?
Maybe set the maximum age that a Judge can work at 75 or 80.
Do you think that the Dems would support it?
I agree with a max age for BOTH Elected/appointed officals. I do not believe that elected/appointed officials should recieve any retirement benefits what so ever regardless of how long they remain in office. No, the supreme court is fine with the current number of justices it is allowd to have.
 

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Should we have a Constitutional Amendment to prevent the packing of the Supreme Court?
The Amendment should set the maximum number of Supreme Court judges.
How many Judges should there be?
Maybe set the maximum age that a Judge can work at 75 or 80.
Do you think that the Dems would support it?
Don't need one.

The USSC was created by an act of congress...All that's necessary to prevent packing is amend the existing legislation to prohibit it.
That is the problem, every two years the Dems will try to pack the court, and an amendment would prevent it.
How do you propose to amend the Constitution when it's not the enacting instrument that crated the court?
Simply add an amendment that adds the maximum number of supreme's allowed pretty simply concept.
The Constitution didn't create the Supreme Court...An amendment to nothing would have no power.
 

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Should we have a Constitutional Amendment to prevent the packing of the Supreme Court?
The Amendment should set the maximum number of Supreme Court judges.
How many Judges should there be?
Maybe set the maximum age that a Judge can work at 75 or 80.
Do you think that the Dems would support it?
There should be a jurist from each state nominated by the governor and appointed by the state legislature.
 

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Should we have a Constitutional Amendment to prevent the packing of the Supreme Court?
The Amendment should set the maximum number of Supreme Court judges.
How many Judges should there be?
Maybe set the maximum age that a Judge can work at 75 or 80.
Do you think that the Dems would support it?
Yes.

Perhaps it's time.

After all, the Constitution speaks quantitatively about the No. of Chief Executives, the No. of Senators (per State), the No. of Representatives (proportionally), etc.

Given that the Constitution speaks to two of the three major branches ( Executive and Legislative ), perhaps we need the Judicial to have a cap, as well.
 

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