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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that he would form a commission to "study" the Supreme Court when asked by CBS's Norah O'Donnell whether he would consider adding justices past the current nine seats. In an interview airing Sunday on "60 Minutes," Biden told O'Donnell that if elected he would put together a bipartisan group to provide recommendations within 180 days on how his administration should work to reform the U.S. court system.



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I know Biden had to say something and this is about the most innocuous thing that he could say at this point. However, I hope that he is eager to reform the SCOTUS and reform is a top priority.

#1 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2020-10-24 11:04 AM | Reply

Make that nutter bitch irrelevant. Do it today. She's gonna be a blight on the Court,worse even than that loser Scalia and his false piety.

#2 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-10-25 12:28 PM | Reply

Says the intellectually dishonest partisan hackjob. Not surprising.

#4 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-10-26 07:14 AM | Reply

Re: #3

You said "Leftist"

#5 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-10-26 07:39 AM | Reply

Pack the living ---- out of the SC court and don't look back.
There is nothing in the constitution that says you can't.

The fascists will cry like the little bitches they are but so what.
---- their feelings!

#6 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-10-27 03:22 AM | Reply

The Constitution has never set a number of justices.

I am 100% sure the GOP will cry and whine over any attempt to do anything about it. But they are the ones that chose the nuclear option for SCOTUS. They are ones that chose to not do they job in 2016 to "listen to the will of the people" and then chose to ignore the will of the people when it politically suited them.

#7 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-10-27 08:07 AM | Reply

#7 - Make them cry. Each time they do, cite the "McConnell Rule" on them: "The Constitution doesn't say we can't!"

#8 | Posted by YAV at 2020-10-27 08:10 AM | Reply

It would be a mistake for Biden to allow Republicans to have a say in court reform. They didn't let Democrats have a say when they shafted Garland. They didn't ask Democrats whether they should appoint ideologues like Gorsuch, Blackout Brett and Amy "Grave-Dancer" Barrett. Putting Republicans on the commission only serves to dilute a recommendation for what we all know needs to happen.

Side note, Republicans always complain about "unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats" having too much power. SC Justices being just that, expanding the court would dilute their power and should come as a delight to said Republicans.

#9 | Posted by JOE at 2020-10-27 09:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"It would be a mistake for Biden to allow Republicans to have a say in court reform."

Not if his claim of being open to reform is only artifice and disingenuous pandering to voters for whom the subject is currently popular. I think we have to finally admit to ourselves that what happens isn't always accidental, unavoidable, or victimization by evil Republicans, but happens by bipartisan design and that all lip service to the contrary is simply theater.

#10 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-10-27 10:17 AM | Reply

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