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#1 ...of course there is the option of a states' convention. Only takes 2/3rd of the convention to send it back to the states for 3/4th approval. If I was running a party dependent upon a dozen or so metro areas, that would give me grave concern when 38 small states get feed up enough to act.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-10-23 06:56||
#2 As a cost cutting measure I suggest going to 7. To balance the court I suggest Roberts and Kegan go join CNN or MSNBC.
Posted by Airandee 2020-10-23 07:19||
#3 Actually, there's an arguement for setting the Supreme Court at 11, or even 13.
Hear me out.
Supreme Court Justices are not full time at that; the biggest part of their job is they are also the chief judge of a circuit court district.
There are 11 circuit court districts, and two specials:
District of Columbia Circuit - John G. Roberts
First Circuit - Stephen Breyer
(ME, MA, NH, PR, RI)
Second Circuit - Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Conn, NY, VT)
Third Circuit - Samuel A. Alito
(DE, NJ, PE, Virgin Island)(that's gotta be tough)
Fourth Circuit - John G. Roberts
(Maryland, NC, SC, WV, VA)
Fifth Circuit - Samuel A. Alito
(LA, MS, TX)
Sixth Circuit - Sonia Sotomayor
(KT, MI, OH, TE)
Seventh Circuit - Brett M. Kavanaugh
(IL, IN, WI)
Eighth Circuit - Neil M. Gorsuch
(AR, IO, MN, MS, NE, ND, SD)
Ninth Circuit - Elena Kagan
(AK, AZ, CA, Guam, HI, ID, OR, MT, NE, N Mariana Is, WA)
Tenth Circuit - Sonia Sotomayor
(CO, KA, NM, OK, UT, WY)
Eleventh Circuit - Clarence Thomas
(AL, FL, GA)
Federal Circuit - John G. Roberts
(I think I got those abreviations right.)
So you have Roberts tripling up on the 4th, DC, and Federal Districts.
You have Alito doubling up on the 3rd & 5th.
Sotamayor doubling up on the 6th and 10th.
Plus, if you look at the 9th circuit, it's all over the place, and probably needs to be split.
(That's why some many weird decisions come out of the 9th; it was basically what was left over.)
Anyway, that's my arguement for eleven justices.
Posted by ed in texas 2020-10-23 12:45||
#4 The Democrats are going to pack the Supreme Court with hard left justices because they, on a fundamental level, reject us being able to rule them. It's a nullification of the basic fact of democracy: you don't win all the time. Democrats think they should win all the time and we should be a one-party system, like California.
Posted by Muggsy Hapsburg5230 2020-10-23 14:18||