Biden’s Commission Studying Supreme Court Reform Weighs Benefits & Risks of Adding Justices

Do you support or oppose adding four justices to the Supreme Court to give liberals the majority?

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    Jane
    11/03/2021

    I oppose adding anymore Supreme Court Justices - and agree with the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told NPR that “nine seems to be a good number” of justices and “it was a bad idea when President Franklin Roosevelt tried to pack the court.” Ginsburg added: “If anything would make the Court look partisan, it would be that ― one side saying, ‘When we’re in power, we’re going to enlarge the number of judges, so we would have more people who would vote the way we want them to.’”

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    Richard
    10/28/2021

    Quit with stacking the court effort.

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    Adel
    10/27/2021

    Hahahahaha, You are so funny! No I don't think that more money should be wasted on more opinions for the Supreme Court. In fact the first time this current court votes against any abortion issues, you will have the unseating of members by the American people! So get ready for that one.....

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    Scott
    10/27/2021

    This is a true example of abuse of power by one body of the government. The Judicial branch was set up as a balance of power to the Executive and Congressional branches to protect the rights of the citizens amd that seems to be forgotten in the current administration.

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    Steve
    10/26/2021

    I don't have time to be a Supreme Court Justice and since every succeeding POTUS will want to add at least double what his/her predecessor did eventually we will all have to move to DC to sit on the bench. On the bright side the DC football team will be best financed team since its home town will have a couple of hundred million in its area.

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    Kathleen
    10/23/2021

    I oppose adding four liberal justices, four conservative I support.

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    Seth
    10/23/2021

    Just like voting district gerrymandering, this is a short term ploy to tip the scales of the political leanings in what is supposed to be a politically neutral group. I would be against this with a conservative administration also. Sure, it may help out one party or the other in the short term. Where do you draw your line for tampering with SCOTUS for the sake of short term goals? My line is drawn with court packing in a divided country. Sure, Trump did a late term appointment that got a lot of people butt hurt, but packing SCOTUS as a revenge tactic by the Democratic party is shameful. It's hard to consider yourself as taking the high road when you use the same tactics as the person you despise for using those tactics, just to spite them. This is what Trump would do. Congratulations President Biden. You've started acting just like the guy you hate. Ruling by executive order-check. Lying to/misinforming people-check. Abusing your position to advance and benefit your kids and friends-check. Nicely done. I'm sure Trump is proud of you for following his lead of being a despicable leader and person.

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    Steve
    10/22/2021

    We have 13 Circuit Courts. We should have 13 Supreme Court Justices.

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    Margaret
    10/22/2021

    Mitch McConnell broke institutional norms by refusing to even allow a vote on an Oboma nominee for the Supreme Court. Then rushed through A.C.Barrett nomination at the end of the Trump administration. This was another attack on Democracy. It is very difficult to write laws that deal with every situation. Our county has for years depended upon norms of behavior that are being undermined and broken every day. Something must be done. I am hoping the committee will arrive at a solution.

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    Kathy
    10/21/2021

    This has been the answer when Democrats can't do things by legislative means they want the Courts to fix it. When the Court is saying their way is Unconstitutional then they want to increase the number of Justices appointed by a Democrat president to rule in their way! As Obama so famously put it, "elections have Conqueses'" and the American people were told that Donald Trump would put forth Constitutional justices and voted for him to put those on the Courts. No one could have predicted that would give Trump 3 Supreme Court justices, the Democrats are thus trying to "fix" their worst nightmare come true. American people are not unaware of the situation and find it unfair.

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    Laura
    10/21/2021

    A total attempt at a takeover of our justice system.

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    Zelda W
    10/20/2021

    Proverbs 14:12 The Passion Translation (TPT) You can rationalize it all you want and justify the path of error you have chosen, but you’ll find out in the end that you took the road to destruction. Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. Isaiah 28:15-19 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: …

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    Ruppert
    10/21/2021

    If Biden adds four now, who's to say that the next Republican won't add eight? This is stupid and a waste of time. The ONLY people supporting this only want to make America into a banana republic.

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    Jeb
    10/19/2021

    Everything is upside down presently. I’d concentrate on term limits and getting back taxes paid by our politicians before I would ever think about supporting this fools errand

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    Dan
    10/20/2021

    Hands off the Supreme Court

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    Jonathan
    10/20/2021

    The only reason Democrats want to pack the court is to outnumber conservative judges. We need better judges, not more.

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    Pamella
    10/19/2021

    The Supreme Court should be expanded to represent the larger population now in the US.

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    3030 Elder Way
    10/20/2021

    I feel that court-packing is wrong and not in the best interest of the country.

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    Charles
    10/20/2021

    There isn’t anything in the Constitution that says how large the Supreme Court should be, but in 1869 Congress passed a law limiting the court size to nine. Also, it would set a ridiculous precedent if each administration is allowed to add justices sympathetic to it’s political views. Pretty soon we’d have hundreds of justices on the Court.

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    Dan
    10/20/2021

    Blah, blah, blah. On one hand lefties call for not politicizing the court but on the other support packing it to gain a liberal political majority. More Dimocrat double standard. Blatantly obvious illicit activity by "the party" is out of control and must be reigned in. Term limits. Not for justices but for our elected representation. That should be the focus and not the self-serving personal agenda of too many posters to this site with their eccentric opinions.