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?
There should be a jurist from each state nominated by the governor and appointed by the state legislature.
Hell, no...

Nine Justices, appointed by the President and with the consent of the Senate, has worked for us for 230 years or more.

And it'll work just fine for the NEXT 230, as well.
 

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The Constitution didn't create the Supreme Court...An amendment to nothing would have no power.
The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription
To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and
The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.
In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.
 
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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.
50?
 

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The Constitution didn't create the Supreme Court...An amendment to nothing would have no power.
The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription
To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and
The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.
In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.
Yes....It says it's the power of congress to create the courts....The Constitution itself doesn't do so.

DUUUUUUUUH!
 

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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.
The Supreme Court was created by the founders as the the judicial and third branch of our government.

Got any idea what it takes to amend the constitution? If you don't try reading it because it tells you what it takes to amend 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?
There should be a jurist from each state nominated by the governor and appointed by the state legislature.
Hell, no...

Nine Justices, appointed by the President and with the consent of the Senate, has worked for us for 230 years or more.

And it'll work just fine for the NEXT 230, as well.
It stopped working in 2016.
 

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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.
The Supreme Court was created by the founders as the the judicial and third branch of our government.

Got any idea what it takes to amend the constitution? If you don't try reading it because it tells you what it takes to amend it.
The Supreme Court was created by an act of congress....The Constitution delegates to congress the power to create and regulate the courts.

No.....amendment....needed.
 

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Yes....It says it's the power of congress to create the courts....The Constitution itself doesn't do so.
And that is why we would do an amendment.
You don't need to do an amendment...Congress has the power to do anything it wants with the courts....Up to and including abolishing them.
 

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The Supreme Court was created by the founders as the the judicial and third branch of our government.
There have been like three judiciary act reorganizing the federal court system, because they have had some difficulties with how to do 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.
I do believe the The USSC / SCOTUS was created by the framers - it's part of the constitution and requires a constitutional amendment
 

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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.
I do believe the The USSC / SCOTUS was created by the framers - it's part of the constitution and requires a constitutional amendment
Read the fucking document for comprehension....It falls to CONGRESS to create and regulate the courts.
 

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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.
Yes, let's do that. Just like Mussolini and Hitler did to complete the Fascist takeover. See how well that worked out.
 

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We don't need an amendment to abolish the kabuki theatre and we sure don't need to add more govt and more justices. The centralized power in this country IS destroying the country. Im ready to secede from this circus.
 

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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.
Not so fast. The USSC was established by the US Constitution.
 

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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.
Not so fast. The USSC was established by the US Constitution.
No, it was established by an act of congress.

 

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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.
Not so fast. The USSC was established by the US Constitution.
No, it was established by an act of congress.

And again, you're wrong. USSC is court established by the US Constitution. Read article III Section 1.

The constitution does permits Congress to decide how to organize USSC which they did in the Judiciary Act of 1789.
 

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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.
Not so fast. The USSC was established by the US Constitution.
No, it was established by an act of congress.

And again, you're wrong. USSC is court established by the US Constitution. Read article III Section 1.
It was not established at all...It says judicial power would be vested there, but is absolutely silent insofar as its creation and regulation are concerned.

The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.

If the Constitution created USSC, then why was the Judicial Act of 1789 even necessary?
 
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How about an amendment that the Senate can't indefinitely delay a vote on a Supreme Court nominee?
 

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