Progressives always dig up their best new ideas from out of the past. From the Progressive Playbook:
1 Try to win an election. If that fails, see #2.
2 Foist Retro-Progressive ideas on America through
the U.S. Court system.
3 If control of the courts is lost, change the rules.
The NY Times goes far afield for this opinion piece: down into the epicenter of American judicial thinking--Huntington, WV. From the Times piece.
WHEN a majority of Supreme Court justices adopt a manifestly ideological agenda, it plunges the court into the vortex of American politics. If the Roberts court has entered voluntarily what Justice Felix Frankfurter once called the “political thicket,” it may require a political solution to set it straight.Of course, in true blue Leftard fashion, something is only broken when it fails to work for them.
But the method most frequently employed to bring the court to heel has been increasing or decreasing its membership. The size of the Supreme Court is not fixed by the Constitution. It is determined by Congress.All the Senate Dems' blather about "precedent" and "Super Duper precedent" when confirming possibly conservative judges? Oh, precedent is a term noting only Retro-Progressive judicial gains. When those feckless ideas are threatened with a rollback, NOW things are REALLY broken.
This latest retreat to FDR's failed attempt to pack the Supreme Court is what passes for brave, new thought in the Liberal smart set. The hypocrisy, the whining and the Left's paralysis from the perpetual mindset of a stymied third-grader is almost too casual to mimic anymore. Almost.
The American Left should be sentenced to 5-10 years hard labor--coming up with a new Liberal idea.
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