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- Apr 6, 2020
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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!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.The court is just fine, the way it is.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 The Court no longer represents the wishes or the needs of the public as a whole.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.
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...www.dailykos.com
Ending the filibuster is the only thing as important.
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...