We Must Fix The Supreme Court

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In August 1971, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., sent a memo to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This memo, later known simply as the Powell Memo, outlined a proposed response to what he considered a broad attack on the American economic system. Powell noted that up to that time the Supreme Court had been used as a leverage point by liberal groups. He specifically called out the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), and suggested the Chamber act as the “spokesman for American business”. He suggested it participate in selected cases where it could have leverage.

Lewis Powell was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Richard Nixon, where he served as an Associate Justice from 1971 to 1987. His memo did not specifically suggest conservatives put judges and justices into the courts, but as the engine of right-wing power cranked up over the last five decades, the Republican Party has increasingly used court appointments to get conservative judgments, to the point where appointing judges and justices is now a fund-raising claim by the party.

This is the first of a series of four articles that discuss the impact on the U.S. Supreme Court made by this conservative objective, and how to remedy the problem it created. As the main political parties have sorted into ideological corners, with Republicans taking the extreme right corner and the Democrats loosely assembling in the left corner, it is not surprising they would take up strategies to pick jurists likely to represent their ideologies once on the Court. But the Republican Party has gone to such extremes to game the system, and has been so successful at it, that it has destroyed the legitimacy of the Court. The Court no longer represents the wishes or the needs of the public as a whole. As a result, the SCOTUS must be fixed.


Ending the filibuster is the only thing as important.
 

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In August 1971, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., sent a memo to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This memo, later known simply as the Powell Memo, outlined a proposed response to what he considered a broad attack on the American economic system. Powell noted that up to that time the Supreme Court had been used as a leverage point by liberal groups. He specifically called out the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), and suggested the Chamber act as the “spokesman for American business”. He suggested it participate in selected cases where it could have leverage.

Lewis Powell was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Richard Nixon, where he served as an Associate Justice from 1971 to 1987. His memo did not specifically suggest conservatives put judges and justices into the courts, but as the engine of right-wing power cranked up over the last five decades, the Republican Party has increasingly used court appointments to get conservative judgments, to the point where appointing judges and justices is now a fund-raising claim by the party.

This is the first of a series of four articles that discuss the impact on the U.S. Supreme Court made by this conservative objective, and how to remedy the problem it created. As the main political parties have sorted into ideological corners, with Republicans taking the extreme right corner and the Democrats loosely assembling in the left corner, it is not surprising they would take up strategies to pick jurists likely to represent their ideologies once on the Court. But the Republican Party has gone to such extremes to game the system, and has been so successful at it, that it has destroyed the legitimacy of the Court. The Court no longer represents the wishes or the needs of the public as a whole. As a result, the SCOTUS must be fixed.


Ending the filibuster is the only thing as important.
You are full of shit. BOTH sides nominate Justices who they believe will render decisions in their favor. What a pig you are.
 

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In August 1971, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., sent a memo to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This memo, later known simply as the Powell Memo, outlined a proposed response to what he considered a broad attack on the American economic system. Powell noted that up to that time the Supreme Court had been used as a leverage point by liberal groups. He specifically called out the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), and suggested the Chamber act as the “spokesman for American business”. He suggested it participate in selected cases where it could have leverage.

Lewis Powell was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Richard Nixon, where he served as an Associate Justice from 1971 to 1987. His memo did not specifically suggest conservatives put judges and justices into the courts, but as the engine of right-wing power cranked up over the last five decades, the Republican Party has increasingly used court appointments to get conservative judgments, to the point where appointing judges and justices is now a fund-raising claim by the party.

This is the first of a series of four articles that discuss the impact on the U.S. Supreme Court made by this conservative objective, and how to remedy the problem it created. As the main political parties have sorted into ideological corners, with Republicans taking the extreme right corner and the Democrats loosely assembling in the left corner, it is not surprising they would take up strategies to pick jurists likely to represent their ideologies once on the Court. But the Republican Party has gone to such extremes to game the system, and has been so successful at it, that it has destroyed the legitimacy of the Court. The Court no longer represents the wishes or the needs of the public as a whole. As a result, the SCOTUS must be fixed.


Ending the filibuster is the only thing as important.
This country must rid itself of the lie of leftism if it wants to survive.
 

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In August 1971, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., sent a memo to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This memo, later known simply as the Powell Memo, outlined a proposed response to what he considered a broad attack on the American economic system. Powell noted that up to that time the Supreme Court had been used as a leverage point by liberal groups. He specifically called out the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), and suggested the Chamber act as the “spokesman for American business”. He suggested it participate in selected cases where it could have leverage.

Lewis Powell was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Richard Nixon, where he served as an Associate Justice from 1971 to 1987. His memo did not specifically suggest conservatives put judges and justices into the courts, but as the engine of right-wing power cranked up over the last five decades, the Republican Party has increasingly used court appointments to get conservative judgments, to the point where appointing judges and justices is now a fund-raising claim by the party.

This is the first of a series of four articles that discuss the impact on the U.S. Supreme Court made by this conservative objective, and how to remedy the problem it created. As the main political parties have sorted into ideological corners, with Republicans taking the extreme right corner and the Democrats loosely assembling in the left corner, it is not surprising they would take up strategies to pick jurists likely to represent their ideologies once on the Court. But the Republican Party has gone to such extremes to game the system, and has been so successful at it, that it has destroyed the legitimacy of the Court. The Court no longer represents the wishes or the needs of the public as a whole. As a result, the SCOTUS must be fixed.


Ending the filibuster is the only thing as important.
Unfortunately, the damage conservatives have done to the Court are irreparable.

“The current Court is not legitimate. The means by which recent justices have been appointed does not reflect the will of the people. These choices were only possible because Republicans abused their power over the Senate to force through appointments that don’t reflect the majority views of the public.”

True, but nothing can be done about it; the American people are ultimately responsible, the consequence of their ignorance and stupidity, having elected the likes of GWB and Trump, they have only themselves to blame and must suffer the consequences.

“The Republican Party needs to reform. The Republican Party is not a legitimate political party. It does not have the good of the country at heart.”

Also true, and that’s also not going to happen.

Why should Republican/conservatives want to reform; there’s no reason why they should abandon their strategy of maintaining minority rule, no reason to abandon the tactics that gave them control of the Supreme Court for at least the next 30 years, no matter how dishonest and corrupt those tactics.

Whatever measures might be passed by a Democratic Congress, whatever measures might be signed into law by a Democratic president, conservatives can rely on the courts – ultimately the Supreme Court – to strike down those laws and measures enacted at the behest of the people, reflecting the will of the people, demonstrating the contempt conservatives have for the will of the people.
 

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The republicans should not have made abortion a political issue, since government should remain neutral in theological disputes.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This memo, later known simply as the Powell Memo, outlined a proposed response to what he considered a broad attack on the American economic system. Powell noted that up to that time the Supreme Court had been used as a leverage point by liberal groups. He specifically called out the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), and suggested the Chamber act as the “spokesman for American business”.
And abortion is big business... The story is starting to tell itself.
 

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In August 1971, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., sent a memo to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This memo, later known simply as the Powell Memo, outlined a proposed response to what he considered a broad attack on the American economic system. Powell noted that up to that time the Supreme Court had been used as a leverage point by liberal groups. He specifically called out the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), and suggested the Chamber act as the “spokesman for American business”. He suggested it participate in selected cases where it could have leverage.

Lewis Powell was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Richard Nixon, where he served as an Associate Justice from 1971 to 1987. His memo did not specifically suggest conservatives put judges and justices into the courts, but as the engine of right-wing power cranked up over the last five decades, the Republican Party has increasingly used court appointments to get conservative judgments, to the point where appointing judges and justices is now a fund-raising claim by the party.

This is the first of a series of four articles that discuss the impact on the U.S. Supreme Court made by this conservative objective, and how to remedy the problem it created. As the main political parties have sorted into ideological corners, with Republicans taking the extreme right corner and the Democrats loosely assembling in the left corner, it is not surprising they would take up strategies to pick jurists likely to represent their ideologies once on the Court. But the Republican Party has gone to such extremes to game the system, and has been so successful at it, that it has destroyed the legitimacy of the Court. The Court no longer represents the wishes or the needs of the public as a whole. As a result, the SCOTUS must be fixed.


Ending the filibuster is the only thing as important.
Term limits! Term limits for everyone!!

And the filibuster shouldn't go away, but it should require an actual commitment. Let's see those senators on the floor talking away like they used to have to.
 

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In August 1971, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., sent a memo to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This memo, later known simply as the Powell Memo, outlined a proposed response to what he considered a broad attack on the American economic system. Powell noted that up to that time the Supreme Court had been used as a leverage point by liberal groups. He specifically called out the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), and suggested the Chamber act as the “spokesman for American business”. He suggested it participate in selected cases where it could have leverage.

Lewis Powell was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Richard Nixon, where he served as an Associate Justice from 1971 to 1987. His memo did not specifically suggest conservatives put judges and justices into the courts, but as the engine of right-wing power cranked up over the last five decades, the Republican Party has increasingly used court appointments to get conservative judgments, to the point where appointing judges and justices is now a fund-raising claim by the party.

This is the first of a series of four articles that discuss the impact on the U.S. Supreme Court made by this conservative objective, and how to remedy the problem it created. As the main political parties have sorted into ideological corners, with Republicans taking the extreme right corner and the Democrats loosely assembling in the left corner, it is not surprising they would take up strategies to pick jurists likely to represent their ideologies once on the Court. But the Republican Party has gone to such extremes to game the system, and has been so successful at it, that it has destroyed the legitimacy of the Court. The Court no longer represents the wishes or the needs of the public as a whole. As a result, the SCOTUS must be fixed.


Ending the filibuster is the only thing as important.
The court is just fine, the way it is.

Especially now that the Orange Baboon-God is gone.

It is a (true) Conservative bulwark against the worst of the hor$e$hit that the worst-of-the-Left dreams up...

Checks and balances... checks and balances...
 

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The court is just fine, the way it is.
No, it is not. Those institutions are “old” in the sense of being irredeemably corrupt.

Checks and balances... checks and balances...
Checks and balances are gone, along with our gun rights, and the rights we have as defendants to criminal proceedings.
 

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In August 1971, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., sent a memo to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This memo, later known simply as the Powell Memo, outlined a proposed response to what he considered a broad attack on the American economic system. Powell noted that up to that time the Supreme Court had been used as a leverage point by liberal groups. He specifically called out the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), and suggested the Chamber act as the “spokesman for American business”. He suggested it participate in selected cases where it could have leverage.

Lewis Powell was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Richard Nixon, where he served as an Associate Justice from 1971 to 1987. His memo did not specifically suggest conservatives put judges and justices into the courts, but as the engine of right-wing power cranked up over the last five decades, the Republican Party has increasingly used court appointments to get conservative judgments, to the point where appointing judges and justices is now a fund-raising claim by the party.

This is the first of a series of four articles that discuss the impact on the U.S. Supreme Court made by this conservative objective, and how to remedy the problem it created. As the main political parties have sorted into ideological corners, with Republicans taking the extreme right corner and the Democrats loosely assembling in the left corner, it is not surprising they would take up strategies to pick jurists likely to represent their ideologies once on the Court. But the Republican Party has gone to such extremes to game the system, and has been so successful at it, that it has destroyed the legitimacy of the Court. The Court no longer represents the wishes or the needs of the public as a whole. As a result, the SCOTUS must be fixed.


Ending the filibuster is the only thing as important.
The Court is the savior of the people now. Try to stack it motherfuckers and see what happens. Court represents the majority of the moral people you communist piece of shit!
 

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In August 1971, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., sent a memo to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This memo, later known simply as the Powell Memo, outlined a proposed response to what he considered a broad attack on the American economic system. Powell noted that up to that time the Supreme Court had been used as a leverage point by liberal groups. He specifically called out the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), and suggested the Chamber act as the “spokesman for American business”. He suggested it participate in selected cases where it could have leverage.

Lewis Powell was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Richard Nixon, where he served as an Associate Justice from 1971 to 1987. His memo did not specifically suggest conservatives put judges and justices into the courts, but as the engine of right-wing power cranked up over the last five decades, the Republican Party has increasingly used court appointments to get conservative judgments, to the point where appointing judges and justices is now a fund-raising claim by the party.

This is the first of a series of four articles that discuss the impact on the U.S. Supreme Court made by this conservative objective, and how to remedy the problem it created. As the main political parties have sorted into ideological corners, with Republicans taking the extreme right corner and the Democrats loosely assembling in the left corner, it is not surprising they would take up strategies to pick jurists likely to represent their ideologies once on the Court. But the Republican Party has gone to such extremes to game the system, and has been so successful at it, that it has destroyed the legitimacy of the Court. The Court no longer represents the wishes or the needs of the public as a whole. As a result, the SCOTUS must be fixed.


Ending the filibuster is the only thing as important.
The court is just fine, the way it is.

Especially now that the Orange Baboon-God is gone.

It is a (true) Conservative bulwark against the worst of the hor$e$hit that the worst-of-the-Left dreams up...

Checks and balances... checks and balances...
After appointment, Trump would have had no direct bearing on the court's decisions. Whether he remained president didn't matter. He appointed hard right wing judges, so their rulings will continue to have a hard right wing bias.
 

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The Court is the savior of the people now. Try to stack it motherfuckers and see what happens. Court represents the majority of the moral people you communist piece of shit!
Well it isn't the savior of the unborn or newly born, that's for sure. And even the most conservative Republican-appointed justices continue to weasel their way out of gun rights and the Second Amendment.
 

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The Court is the savior of the people now. Try to stack it motherfuckers and see what happens. Court represents the majority of the moral people you communist piece of shit!
Well it isn't the savior of the unborn or newly born, that's for sure. And even the most conservative Republican-appointed justices continue to weasel their way out of gun rights and the Second Amendment.
Better than a stacked Court and I think this High Court will agree with Rehnquist 1973 dissent that abortion issue should be left to the states.
 

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In August 1971, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., sent a memo to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This memo, later known simply as the Powell Memo, outlined a proposed response to what he considered a broad attack on the American economic system. Powell noted that up to that time the Supreme Court had been used as a leverage point by liberal groups. He specifically called out the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), and suggested the Chamber act as the “spokesman for American business”. He suggested it participate in selected cases where it could have leverage.

Lewis Powell was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Richard Nixon, where he served as an Associate Justice from 1971 to 1987. His memo did not specifically suggest conservatives put judges and justices into the courts, but as the engine of right-wing power cranked up over the last five decades, the Republican Party has increasingly used court appointments to get conservative judgments, to the point where appointing judges and justices is now a fund-raising claim by the party.

This is the first of a series of four articles that discuss the impact on the U.S. Supreme Court made by this conservative objective, and how to remedy the problem it created. As the main political parties have sorted into ideological corners, with Republicans taking the extreme right corner and the Democrats loosely assembling in the left corner, it is not surprising they would take up strategies to pick jurists likely to represent their ideologies once on the Court. But the Republican Party has gone to such extremes to game the system, and has been so successful at it, that it has destroyed the legitimacy of the Court. The Court no longer represents the wishes or the needs of the public as a whole. As a result, the SCOTUS must be fixed.


Ending the filibuster is the only thing as important.
The court is just fine, the way it is.

Especially now that the Orange Baboon-God is gone.

It is a (true) Conservative bulwark against the worst of the hor$e$hit that the worst-of-the-Left dreams up...

Checks and balances... checks and balances...
After appointment, Trump would have had no direct bearing on the court's decisions. Whether he remained president didn't matter. He appointed hard right wing judges, so their rulings will continue to have a hard right wing bias.
And they serve for life. His legacy.
 

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Somehow I suspect the left would feel very differently about the Court needing to be fixed if it was six liberal justices and three conservative ones. For the record so would the right if that was the makeup of the court.
 

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Add enough members to the court till one president won't be able to change the nature of the court with his appointments.
Stupid.

So Pedo Joe adds 10. Then the next Republican adds 50.

see how stupid you are?
 

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In August 1971, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., sent a memo to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This memo, later known simply as the Powell Memo, outlined a proposed response to what he considered a broad attack on the American economic system. Powell noted that up to that time the Supreme Court had been used as a leverage point by liberal groups. He specifically called out the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), and suggested the Chamber act as the “spokesman for American business”. He suggested it participate in selected cases where it could have leverage.

Lewis Powell was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Richard Nixon, where he served as an Associate Justice from 1971 to 1987. His memo did not specifically suggest conservatives put judges and justices into the courts, but as the engine of right-wing power cranked up over the last five decades, the Republican Party has increasingly used court appointments to get conservative judgments, to the point where appointing judges and justices is now a fund-raising claim by the party.

This is the first of a series of four articles that discuss the impact on the U.S. Supreme Court made by this conservative objective, and how to remedy the problem it created. As the main political parties have sorted into ideological corners, with Republicans taking the extreme right corner and the Democrats loosely assembling in the left corner, it is not surprising they would take up strategies to pick jurists likely to represent their ideologies once on the Court. But the Republican Party has gone to such extremes to game the system, and has been so successful at it, that it has destroyed the legitimacy of the Court. The Court no longer represents the wishes or the needs of the public as a whole. As a result, the SCOTUS must be fixed.


Ending the filibuster is the only thing as important.
The court is just fine, the way it is.

Especially now that the Orange Baboon-God is gone.

It is a (true) Conservative bulwark against the worst of the hor$e$hit that the worst-of-the-Left dreams up...

Checks and balances... checks and balances...
After appointment, Trump would have had no direct bearing on the court's decisions. Whether he remained president didn't matter. He appointed hard right wing judges, so their rulings will continue to have a hard right wing bias.
And they serve for life. His legacy.
More reason why we need more seats on the court to bring it back to the middle, and keep it there.
 

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