Court Packing?

The Biden administration almost a year ago, called for a commission to decide whether the Supreme Court should be expanded to 13 members from the current 9. Remember all the hullabaloo over Amy Coney Barrett getting nominated after Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away? They were ready to take over the high court any way they could.

Biden said that he would appoint a commission to look into it, and he did.

But what the commission has come up with, and what is going to be made public next month by Biden is that the court should not probably be expanded to 13 justices. There’s not much in the way of legal precedent to do so, nor is there much agreement from those on the mostly liberal commission to do it.

Oh, they heard from scores of people that said it was a great idea. They heard from more people that thought the Supreme Court shouldn’t be a lifetime appointment, and that maybe after 18 years or so, the justices would take a “smaller role” in determining the outcome of the cases before it.

In the end, it’s basically going to be High Court stays the same as it is now. And the reason is basically two fold.

First, the American people don’t want expansion. It’s never been a popular idea with the public, and it’s never been a popular idea with those wearing the robes. In fact, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Stephen Breyer have both come out against it, and they are two of the most liberal justices we’ve had on the Supreme Court in recent memory.

The second reason that the Supreme Court will stay the same is, Congress is most likely going to be changing next year. That means that you’re not going to be able to get expansion of the SCOTUS through the legislative body. Republicans don’t want to see it expanded, and if they take the House and Senate, as most predict will happen, you’ve got a better chance of seeing Jesus today than seeing the Supreme Court being expanded to 13 members.

So, we’ve spent millions of dollars, wasted a year of time, and done what Washington does best. Come up with the status quo. Why am I not surprised!?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

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