Recall back in 1937, Franklin Roosevelt, frustrated by SCOTUS’s ruling against several of his New Deal programs, sought to expand the size of the Supreme Court so he could pack it with justices of his own choosing. At the time, the scheme was recognized for what it was — a bald-faced power-grab, which FDR’s own party wisely shot down.
But several leading Democrats today clearly don’t share the same sentiments. In fact, Democrat presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand recently stated that she’s open to court-packing. Don’t be surprised if other 2020 contenders follow suit. The Wall Street Journal observes, “Having dominated courts for decades, progressives can’t abide that the highest Court might no longer be an engine of progressive policy. Donald Trump’s determination to nominate highly qualified and principled judicial conservatives has heightened their panic.”
The most obvious objection to Holder’s idea would be the fact that such an action would only serve to further inject politicization into the one branch of government that was designed to be nonpartisan. It’s already the despotic branch. But that’s not enough. ~The Patriot Posthttps://patriotpost.us/articles/61712?mailing_id=4130&utm_mediu...