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Friday, April 09, 2021

The 36-person commission is set to study debate for and against making changes to the court, hold public meetings to solicit opinions from outsiders, and provide a report to the White House after 180 days.

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Interesting concept, but I don't see how it would ever come about.

#1 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-04-10 01:04 AM | Reply

Term limits make sense.

Age limits too.

For all branches of government.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-04-10 01:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Bring on the 15 member Supreme Court,best idea I've heard in ages. Pack that bitch, until the blindfolded lady screams.

#3 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-04-10 01:41 AM | Reply

I would love to see an extended investigation looking to repair the Supreme Court and bring it out of political alliance hell. The law is the law, and jurists need to look to the law, not, as Clarence Thomas obviously does, to the rich and the powerful.
So age limits, make sense, as 50% of us who reach age 85 have cognitive disabilities. It is just a fact of life.
Mandatory retirement after age 70...
Of course, we could abandon all hope and just let things go as they are going, and then the court will be as Congress is, a hotbed of conflict and a place to grease a lot of palms.

#4 | Posted by hughmass at 2021-04-10 07:02 AM | Reply

We need to revisit Marbury vs. Madison. We should not have an unelected, politically biased, branch of our government with the power to overrule Congress. That was never the intent of the founders. Congress was created with the basic idea of the people having power, the SC has eroded that power. We need to reign in the power of the SC. They should not have had the right to throw out voting rights but they did. The SC is a branch of the Republican Party, if you haven't realized that yet you're just dumb.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2021-04-10 10:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I see the turtle has stuck his ugly snout up out of his mud hole and is squawking loudly about this badly needed panel. F-him.

#6 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2021-04-10 10:50 AM | Reply

McTurtle has listed denying President Obama a third SCOTUS seat and packing the courts with unqualified Reichwing lunatics as the greatest accomplishments of his career. I hope he lives long enough to see it undone by a Democratic POTUS.

#7 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-04-10 03:17 PM | Reply

We need to revisit Marbury vs. Madison. We should not have an unelected, politically biased, branch of our government with the power to overrule Congress. That was never the intent of the founders.

Yeah right. Those 22 of the 39 signers of the Constitution who were lawyers, or at least trained in law, didn't comprehend what courts do or what "The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the United States, ..." meant?

They just didn't understand what would happen if a case is filed that says, "hey, you know that law Congress passed, it is not within their power under the Constitution?"

#8 | Posted by et_al at 2021-04-10 06:02 PM | Reply

#4 I think 70 is to low an age limit for a non-physical job. 75 makes more sense, there will be some mental decline, but likely offset by gained experience.

But go ahead and pack the court, if Manchin will let you.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2021-04-10 06:24 PM | Reply

i really liked the democrat idea from before the current presidency that every president should get 2 POTUS positions for each term.

#10 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2021-04-10 10:15 PM | Reply

The only thing I've read I agree with is mandatory retirement at some age.

#11 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2021-04-10 11:15 PM | Reply

We should not have an unelected, politically biased, branch of our government with the power to overrule Congress.

Then who checks and balances Congress?

You do know what checks and balances are, right?

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2021-04-11 10:35 PM | Reply

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