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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 The Court no longer represents the wishes or the needs of the public as a whole.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.
You on the left keep claiming that, Bulldog...yet the Justices appointed by Republican Presidents AREN'T even close to being as hard right as the Justices appointed by Democratic Presidents are hard left! The truth is...we nominate moderates for the most part...your side nominates dyed in the wool liberals!
 

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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.
You on the left keep claiming that, Bulldog...yet the Justices appointed by Republican Presidents AREN'T even close to being as hard right as the Justices appointed by Democratic Presidents are hard left! The truth is...we nominate moderates for the most part...your side nominates dyed in the wool liberals!
It's sad that you actually believe that. But, given your GOP mental conditioning of the past six decades, no one can expect anything else.

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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.
You on the left keep claiming that, Bulldog...yet the Justices appointed by Republican Presidents AREN'T even close to being as hard right as the Justices appointed by Democratic Presidents are hard left! The truth is...we nominate moderates for the most part...your side nominates dyed in the wool liberals!
All three of Trump's SC appointees have a history of opposing women's reproductive rights issues. That is not moderate.
 

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Thomas and Alito are up there in age and will sooner or later retire or die, so in the next four to eight years the court will shift again, but alas the fringe left can not wait because they fear they will not get their way with the USSC if one of their big brother cases is brought to the court!

Packing the court is retarded and very dangerous because once you start it will never end, so let not go there but you will because Democratic Socialists like yourself can not think far ahead about the possible damage you will do and when your political party is out of power...

One thing is for sure Biden is not as retarded as some on this board so until he requests the expansion of the Court I will just chalk your insanity up as naive and worthless!
 

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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.
3 in 4 years. God bless Trump and McConnell.
 

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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.
You on the left keep claiming that, Bulldog...yet the Justices appointed by Republican Presidents AREN'T even close to being as hard right as the Justices appointed by Democratic Presidents are hard left! The truth is...we nominate moderates for the most part...your side nominates dyed in the wool liberals!
All three of Trump's SC appointees have a history of opposing women's reproductive rights issues. That is not moderate.
Show me one Justice appointed by a Democrat that's EVER taken a moderate stance, Bulldog! It's always the Justices that are appointed by Republicans that do that! Justice Roberts not ruling against the Affordable Care Act? Don't hold your breath waiting for Kagan or Sotomayor to EVER do something like that!
 

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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.
You on the left keep claiming that, Bulldog...yet the Justices appointed by Republican Presidents AREN'T even close to being as hard right as the Justices appointed by Democratic Presidents are hard left! The truth is...we nominate moderates for the most part...your side nominates dyed in the wool liberals!
It's sad that you actually believe that. But, given your GOP mental conditioning of the past six decades, no one can expect anything else.

.
Simple way to resolve this, Bertram...show me a moderate Justice appointed by a Democrat.
 

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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.
You on the left keep claiming that, Bulldog...yet the Justices appointed by Republican Presidents AREN'T even close to being as hard right as the Justices appointed by Democratic Presidents are hard left! The truth is...we nominate moderates for the most part...your side nominates dyed in the wool liberals!
All three of Trump's SC appointees have a history of opposing women's reproductive rights issues. That is not moderate.
How do they oppose reproductive rights?
 

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Thomas and Alito are up there in age and will sooner or later retire or die, so in the next four to eight years the court will shift again, but alas the fringe left can not wait because they fear they will not get their way with the USSC if one of their big brother cases is brought to the court!

Packing the court is retarded and very dangerous because once you start it will never end, so let not go there but you will because Democratic Socialists like yourself can not think far ahead about the possible damage you will do and when your political party is out of power...

One thing is for sure Biden is not as retarded as some on this board so until he requests the expansion of the Court I will just chalk your insanity up as naive and worthless!
The crazy right wingers in congress tried to overthrow a constitutionally run fair election as well as instigating a coup from their crazy supporters 2 weeks ago. I'm not sure you understand the concept of "lets not go there".
 

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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.
You on the left keep claiming that, Bulldog...yet the Justices appointed by Republican Presidents AREN'T even close to being as hard right as the Justices appointed by Democratic Presidents are hard left! The truth is...we nominate moderates for the most part...your side nominates dyed in the wool liberals!
All three of Trump's SC appointees have a history of opposing women's reproductive rights issues. That is not moderate.
Show me one Justice appointed by a Democrat that's EVER taken a moderate stance, Bulldog! It's always the Justices that are appointed by Republicans that do that! Justice Roberts not ruling against the Affordable Care Act? Don't hold your breath waiting for Kagan or Sotomayor to EVER do something like that!
So any ruling that doesn't fall in line with the hard right isn't moderate?
 

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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.
You on the left keep claiming that, Bulldog...yet the Justices appointed by Republican Presidents AREN'T even close to being as hard right as the Justices appointed by Democratic Presidents are hard left! The truth is...we nominate moderates for the most part...your side nominates dyed in the wool liberals!
All three of Trump's SC appointees have a history of opposing women's reproductive rights issues. That is not moderate.
How do they oppose reproductive rights?
Sorry, I'm not going to list all their rulings while on other courts, or all their writings.
 

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...All three of Trump's SC appointees have a history of opposing women's reproductive rights issues. That is not moderate.
Insufficient data.

Designating someone as Conservative, Moderate or Liberal - or any variation thereof - requires a more holistic evaluation...

Spread across the entire sampling domain...

You cannot tag someone as any of those based upon a single issue - no matter how dear that particular issue is to you-and-yours.

Oh, and, by the way, your opposites on that issue see things slightly differently.

You see it as a matter of reproductive rights.

Your opposites see it as slaughtering innocent unborn children.

As with most things, peace will be found somewhere in the middle.

-----------------

Besides... on a personal basis... now that the Rumpian existential threat to the Republic has been sidelined... it's safe again to take a more Centrist tack...

The Supreme Court is just fine the way it is now...

The Republic NEEDS a collection of sane, rational Originalists or Constructions, who will INTERPRET law, not legislate from the bench for Liberal causes.
 

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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.
You on the left keep claiming that, Bulldog...yet the Justices appointed by Republican Presidents AREN'T even close to being as hard right as the Justices appointed by Democratic Presidents are hard left! The truth is...we nominate moderates for the most part...your side nominates dyed in the wool liberals!
All three of Trump's SC appointees have a history of opposing women's reproductive rights issues. That is not moderate.
Show me one Justice appointed by a Democrat that's EVER taken a moderate stance, Bulldog! It's always the Justices that are appointed by Republicans that do that! Justice Roberts not ruling against the Affordable Care Act? Don't hold your breath waiting for Kagan or Sotomayor to EVER do something like that!
So any ruling that doesn't fall in line with the hard right isn't moderate?
My point...which you can't seem to address...is that there ARE moderate Justices appointed by Republican Presidents and there AREN'T moderate Justices appointed by Democratic Presidents. Yet you on the left come here and claim that Justices like Roberts and Kavanaugh are "hard right" when their voting records demonstrate that they aren't!
 

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Thomas and Alito are up there in age and will sooner or later retire or die, so in the next four to eight years the court will shift again, but alas the fringe left can not wait because they fear they will not get their way with the USSC if one of their big brother cases is brought to the court!

Packing the court is retarded and very dangerous because once you start it will never end, so let not go there but you will because Democratic Socialists like yourself can not think far ahead about the possible damage you will do and when your political party is out of power...

One thing is for sure Biden is not as retarded as some on this board so until he requests the expansion of the Court I will just chalk your insanity up as naive and worthless!
The crazy right wingers in congress tried to overthrow a constitutionally run fair election as well as instigating a coup from their crazy supporters 2 weeks ago. I'm not sure you understand the concept of "lets not go there".
And yet you want to be as retarded as them for some damn reason...
 

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Thomas and Alito are up there in age and will sooner or later retire or die, so in the next four to eight years the court will shift again, but alas the fringe left can not wait because they fear they will not get their way with the USSC if one of their big brother cases is brought to the court!

Packing the court is retarded and very dangerous because once you start it will never end, so let not go there but you will because Democratic Socialists like yourself can not think far ahead about the possible damage you will do and when your political party is out of power...

One thing is for sure Biden is not as retarded as some on this board so until he requests the expansion of the Court I will just chalk your insanity up as naive and worthless!
The crazy right wingers in congress tried to overthrow a constitutionally run fair election as well as instigating a coup from their crazy supporters 2 weeks ago. I'm not sure you understand the concept of "lets not go there".
And yet you want to be as retarded as them for some damn reason...
So you admit more than half of our right wing representatives are retarded, yet you think someone should vote for them. Amazing how low the republican's standards have become. It all started when your party decided integrity isn't a concern.
 

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Thomas and Alito are up there in age and will sooner or later retire or die, so in the next four to eight years the court will shift again, but alas the fringe left can not wait because they fear they will not get their way with the USSC if one of their big brother cases is brought to the court!

Packing the court is retarded and very dangerous because once you start it will never end, so let not go there but you will because Democratic Socialists like yourself can not think far ahead about the possible damage you will do and when your political party is out of power...

One thing is for sure Biden is not as retarded as some on this board so until he requests the expansion of the Court I will just chalk your insanity up as naive and worthless!
The crazy right wingers in congress tried to overthrow a constitutionally run fair election as well as instigating a coup from their crazy supporters 2 weeks ago. I'm not sure you understand the concept of "lets not go there".
And yet you want to be as retarded as them for some damn reason...
So you admit more than half of our right wing representatives are retarded, yet you think someone should vote for them. Amazing how low the republican's standards have become. It all started when your party decided integrity isn't a concern.
I voted for Biden, so could you do better at trolling me?
 

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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 right-wing extremism of the USSC took a giant leap at the hands of Moscow Mitch and the a$$hole trump.

Not to mention the additional conservative corruption factor with the appointments and confirmations of Kavanaugh and Gorsuch.

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Reading and knowing the Constitution and basing legal decisions on it is not extremist. That's a Justice's job.
 

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Put John Roberts in a lead filled box and drop it in the ocean.
That would be a good start. He should have been impeached when he
switched from Justice to advocate for Obama Care.
 

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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.

Wow, you commies have it all wrong, the purpose of the courts is to serve the law and the Constitution. They are not the arbiters of what's best for the people, that's up to the other branches of government. But what can you expect from commies and the daily kook?

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