Friday, August 13, 2021

Court-packing: The left mounts a pincer movement

With prospects for court-packing growing ever dimmer, President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court study commission trundles on. Like some law school debate society, the scholars and activists on the commission continue to cross swords on various reform proposals that are months away from any reality check by Congress or the American voter.

Biden’s refusal to eliminate the Senate filibuster defuses the Democrats’ main weapon to push through their radical agenda — including court-packing — with brute force politics. “There’s no reason to protect it other than you’re going to throw the entire Congress into chaos and nothing will get done,” the president opined. “Nothing at all will get done.”

Biden has also made it known that he’s “not a fan” of court packing and in the past has described it as a “bonehead idea.”

Stymied at the Supreme Court level, the radical left is pivoting to Plan B: pack the federal judiciary from the bottom up with like-minded ideologues. House Democrats introduced a bill to add more than 200 judgeships, even though the judiciary’s own study only calls for 79 new lower court judges to handle growing caseloads. The goal is the same: Destroy the independence of the judiciary and put all political control in the hands of Congress and the White House -- where the levers of power are in Democrats hands.................To Read More.....

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