Democratic Group Makes a DISTURBING Move – Should We Be Worried?
(ConservativeHub.com) – When the US Supreme Court decided in the case of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, it renewed calls on the Left to expand the Court. The Demand Justice PAC pushes court reform by putting pressure on Congress members to make this controversial move. The group also just released its endorsement of seven Democrats running for the US House of Representatives who support the plan.
Among those the PAC backs are current Representative Mondaire Jones (D-NY) and candidate Summer lee (D-PA). It also supports Rep. Andy Levin (D) in Michigan, candidates Jasmine Crockett (D) and Greg Cesar in Texas, Maxwell Frost (D) in Florida, and Delia Ramirez (D) in Illinois.
Progressive group endorses seven candidates who support Supreme Court reform https://t.co/waVK494HeE pic.twitter.com/kZOqbnvd00
— The Hill (@thehill) July 22, 2022
The PAC and candidates are throwing their support behind the Judiciary Act of 2021. Introduced in the House in April, the legislation seeks to expand the Court to 12 justices. Demand Justice PAC president Brian Fallon said its candidates stand for change and desperately wanted to rein in the Court. He said the judicial branch currently threatens democracy in the US.
It is worth noting that President Joe Biden doesn’t support court expansion. Furthermore, many other Democrats, such as Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) have indicated in the past that they weren’t on board, and Republicans won’t get behind the idea either. With that in mind, if some within the Democratic party want Supreme Court reform, they may need to consider a more bipartisan option.
One potential idea is term limits. US Supreme Court Justices currently serve for life, and they gain their appointments from the president, meaning one president can nominate multiple Justices while another doesn’t have the opportunity to appoint any. Do you think term limits could help ensure the Court doesn’t end up completely slanted to the right or left by allowing the process to follow a timetable that would better match the people’s will?
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