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Do You Support the Democrats’ Push to Expand the Supreme Court?

Do You Support the Democrats’ Push to Expand the Supreme Court?

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The recent Supreme Court ruling has ignited a furious response from Democrats who are now advocating for significant changes to the highest court in the land.

The court’s decision, penned by Chief Justice John Roberts, asserted that former presidents hold “absolute immunity” for acts within their constitutional authority, while immunity does not extend to unofficial actions.

This ruling is pivotal as it returns the case against former President Trump to a lower court, making it highly improbable that he will face trial before the upcoming November election.

Trump hailed this as a “BIG WIN FOR OUR CONSTITUTION AND DEMOCRACY.”

President Biden expressed his displeasure, arguing the court had performed a “terrible disservice to the people of this nation.”

The ruling has fueled Democratic efforts to expand the Supreme Court, impose ethics codes, and set term limits.

House Democrats, led by figures like Hakeem Jeffries and Rep. Hank Johnson, are rallying for these reforms, seeking to counter what they perceive as the “extreme, far-right” tilt of the court.

Johnson, in particular, has been a vocal advocate for expanding the court from nine to thirteen justices, portraying the current court as compromised by wealthy special interests.

Jeffries emphasized the need for aggressive oversight to ensure compliance with the Constitution, while Johnson’s spokesperson reiterated the call to reduce the court’s susceptibility to elite influences.

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman echoed these sentiments, suggesting the need for expansive measures to curb what she terms the “increasingly unfettered power” of the court.

It’s critical to recognize that these proposals face a steep uphill battle. The Republican-controlled House makes the likelihood of such measures becoming reality quite slim. Nonetheless, these calls reflect a stark division in how the nation’s highest court should function.

This debate underscores a deeper ideological divide: one side champions a judiciary that upholds traditional interpretations of the Constitution, while the other seeks to reshape it to reflect a progressive agenda. The integrity and future of the Supreme Court now hang in the balance, as both sides prepare for what promises to be a contentious political showdown.

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. WEG

    July 11, 2024 at 9:43 am

    Typical Democrat move. Like little children who can not play by the rules and when things do not go their way they want to change the rules and guide lines. They did not advocate changing the rules when the cards dealt put them in the majority. They only want to increase the member number until they tip the scale in their favor. Do we allow this so when the tide changes the republicans can play the same game ? The real problem with the court is the lack of non biased political neutrality. The court should not be identified as liberal or conservative. A judge should NOT wear their politics on their shirt sleeve. To do so should disqualify them from serving. The law should NOT have someone’s thumb on the scale from the start.

    • Richard Young

      July 11, 2024 at 9:52 am

      You are 100% correct. Courts are supposed to be neutral, not D or R!

      • Angelo Filigenzi

        July 14, 2024 at 1:52 pm

        How can anyone support Supreme Court justices who take bribes to benefit the very wealthy? I just can’t see it. Yes, expand the Supreme Court!

    • ron

      July 11, 2024 at 9:57 am

      I definitely agree with you!

  2. Richard Young

    July 11, 2024 at 9:49 am

    This should NOT be a one party decision to expand the Supreme Court or not. This should be a decision come about from both parties, not just one. The only reason the DemocRATS want this to happen is because they don’t like the Supreme Court’s decisions against them.

    • diane gross

      July 11, 2024 at 12:30 pm

      It looks like the Democrats are planning to turn the US into a country like the ones that people run away from.

  3. Thelma McMahon

    July 11, 2024 at 10:21 am

    What supreme court judges two of them are saying That they will be retiring after the November elections this is very important because we could be really left in a terrible condition . I as a 90 year old love my Country my ancestors came over in the mayflower Build this country for freedom not to play games. This is very serious and it shouldn’t be overlooked. Thank you.

  4. grumpyveteran

    July 11, 2024 at 10:41 am

    Let’s take back control of the White House, the House, and the Senate. We need to vote every single democrazy out of office, no matter how much they claim to be moderate. In every hearing conducted in the past few years, when positive evidence has been presented, every single democrazy who was on the committee LIED and FABRICATED stuff to deflect from the truth! They ALL vote for the same evil agenda pushed by their evil party leaders, in the House and the Senate. Remember that the House voted to impeach that lying POS Majorkas, but evil chuckie refused to try the case. When we start filling our Congress with people who love this country, we need an amendment declaring the Democrat party as a terrorist organization and the enemy of the people. That may sound drastic to some dimwits, but it is the TRUTH!! They are destroying us as a Nation.

  5. Michael Morgan

    July 12, 2024 at 12:57 pm

    Just what we need. Suggestions about the Supreme Court by two marginally illiterate democrats who have no idea of what is in the Constitution. Jeffries, the child that pulled a fire alarm to disrupt Congressional vote, a thing over a hundred were falsely accused of and prosecuted for on Jan 6.
    So Democrats can find a few more freaks like Brown, who can’t even define what a woman is. We’ end up with transgenders and trash like Attorney General.

  6. Jerry C.

    July 12, 2024 at 3:30 pm

    I support a Constitutional Amendment to fix the number of Justices at 9 and prevent any attempt at “stacking” by either side (an oversight on the part of the Founders, no doubt).

  7. gary joseph shermer

    July 15, 2024 at 1:50 am

    If nine constitutionally intelligent people of high integrity can’t get it right, adding more will not help.We have 535 individuals that can’t get it right as it is. Leave it at nine.

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