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RoeAnon: The Rising Threat Of A Rigged SCOTUS

Democrats: Court “packing” bad. Court “expansion” good!

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Ever since 32nd President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed his legislative initiative, the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937, which preceded the U.S. Supreme Court’s renowned “switch in time that saved nine,” most constitutional experts and scholars have understood “court packing” to be the concept of expanding or adding more justices to the SCOTUS to receive more politically favorable rulings.

Congress defined the structure of the Supreme Court through the passing of the Judiciary Act of 1869, and established that the court’s makeup would consist of one chief justice and eight associate justices.

President Roosevelt was dealt a number of SCOTUS defeats related to his unconstitutional New Deal during his first term. In response, the 32nd president threatened to install new justices that would rule in his favor during his ninth fireside chat in March of 1937.

Three weeks later, a typically anti-New Deal former SCOTUS Associate Justice, Owen Roberts, suddenly issued an atypical ruling in West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish, joining the pro-New Deal justices on the bench. Roberts’ sudden “switch in time that saved nine” flip-flop was viewed to be as a result of Roosevelt’s court packing threats.

For decades past, experts and justices themselves have warned against a political party packing the Supreme Court, particularly for the sake of the institution’s legitimacy. Today, top Democrats in Congress not only find the concept of court packing appealing, they’ve changed the definition entirely.

Just as “torture” was rebranded as “enhanced interrogation” by the Bush administration, “court packing” has now become “court expansion,” at least, according to Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA).

In Schiff’s mind, “court packing” is not what the experts say. Instead, Schiff points to former Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who swayed the GOP majority Senate into confirming 45th President Donald Trump’s legally, lawfully, and expeditiously appointed SCOTUS justices during his first term: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.

“The Supreme Court was packed by Mitch McConnell,” Schiff tweeted on Monday, ignoring the fact that President Trump’s SCOTUS appointments did not result in more than nine justices on the bench.

Schiff then proceeded to demand solutions that ironically resemble the original concept of court packing.

“Expand it,” demanded Schiff. “Otherwise, the loss of reproductive rights is just the beginning.”

Democrat calls for court packing, or “expansion,” exploded after a leaked SCOTUS majority opinion revealed that the Trump-appointed justices’ ruled in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade last year, Valiant News reported.

Along with Schiff, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), and others demanded that Biden expand the court.

“End the filibuster. Codify #RoeVWade with a national law protecting abortion rights. Expand the Supreme Court,” tweeted Sen. Warren in May of 2022, stating her belief that protecting the unborn is a “horrifying injustice.”

Since 1988, Republicans have won the popular vote exactly one time, but have selected 6 of the last 9 SCOTUS Justices. Expand the court or an antidemocratic minority will continue to control our laws & our bodies,” tweeted Rep. Omar. 

“A stolen, illegitimate, and far-right Supreme Court majority appears set to destroy the right to abortion, an essential right which protects the health, safety, and freedom of millions of Americans. There is no other recourse. We must expand the court,” tweeted Sen. Markey.

Justice Stephen Breyer in April of 2021 warned against Democrat SCOTUS packing because such a move could “erode” public trust and delegitimize the institution.

“It is wrong to think of the Court as another political institution,” Breyer said to Harvard Law School. “And it is doubly wrong to think of its members as junior league politicians.”

“Structural alteration motivated by the perception of political influence can only feed that perception, further eroding that trust,” he said.

Follow Andrew on Twitter @whiteaf5.

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Andrew White is a Northern Virginia native. His work has been previously featured on Alex Jones’ Infowars, Revolver News, and The Liberty Daily. White is a constitutionalist Patriot, who focuses on social issues, election integrity, globalism, US politics, as well as general corporate and government corruption.

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    stpaulchuck

    May 2, 2023 at 4:08 pm

    IMAO we need a constitutional amendment to six the court size as 9 justices.

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      Plato v2.0

      May 4, 2023 at 8:45 am

      WHY? Why not 5 or 7 or 3? That would save an awful lot of money on benefits and payroll? WHY 9?

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    SCHIFF IS A BUTT WORM !!

    May 17, 2023 at 10:56 am

    SEND ADAM PILE OF HUMAN SCHIFF TO PRISON FOR LIFE !!

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