As the Supreme Court continues delivering rulings on hotly contested issues, the left’s movement to transform the Judicial Branch has taken shape.

And it is gaining momentum. (Politico)

A group of progressive organizations is for the first time supporting the proposal to add justices to the court in hopes of weakening the conservative majority, according to a memo provided to POLITICO. The move comes weeks before the Supreme Court is expected to hand down opinions on several hotly contested issues, including President Donald Trump’s tax returns, abortion rights and the fate of “Dreamers.”

The Progressive Change Institute, Be a Hero, Friends of the Earth, Presente and 350 are among those groups that are newly joining the call, according to organizers. Take Back the Court, Demand Justice and the Sunrise Movement, which previously backed the idea, also signed onto the open letter.

“Trump and the Republicans in Congress have used aggressive tactics, including eliminating the filibuster, to pack the courts with conservative ideologues and prevent the will of the people from being heard,” said Erich Pica, president of the environmental group Friends of the Earth. “From the fight for racial justice to efforts to stop climate change and protect our clean air and water, the current configuration of the court has consistently stood in the way of progress. We simply do not have a generation’s worth of time to replace judges.”

The once-fringe idea of packing the court got a major boost during the Democratic presidential primary, when several candidates said they were open to the plan or supported it. Democrats have argued the hardball tactic is needed after Republicans blocked former President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland and others on the lower courts.

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marylou pechal
1 year ago

those democrats going crazy

Mikey
Mikey
1 year ago
Reply to  marylou pechal

Crazier.

A. D Roberts
1 year ago
Reply to  Mikey

john Roberts thinks that as a Catholic, he will be prayed out of pergatory for his vast sins. Not so. “Do not be deceived. God is not mocked….”
So what happened to him? The elite ONE WORLD ORDER, aka Bilderbergs either blackmailed him or bought him out. He believes he has a way AROUND being judged for his evil actions.
God please do not let him escape.

A. D Roberts
1 year ago
Reply to  marylou pechal

No need to move the court further left. We already have traitors to America with John Roberts and Gorsuch coming up with irrational ideas as to why our EXISTING president can’t void and abolish a PREVIOUS president’s EO. The idea that “he did not do it right”. is bogus.
Now is the time to pray that God will move against these two traitors. For sure, they are more evil than Kagan, Sotomeyer, Gingsberg and Beyers.

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1 year ago
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Dan Winright
Dan Winright
1 year ago

Theres a war coming.

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
1 year ago

Why this effort? With Roberts, and sometimes Gorsuch, it is already a liberal Court, just as it has been for decades–since Roe v Wade.

Gary
Gary
1 year ago

The timing of this article is strange, talking about the Right Wing packing the court a couple of days after DACA was allowed to continue….

steveo
steveo
1 year ago

it will never happen as congress nor the senate can change the constitution.it takes the convention of states to do that so you will need 34 states to ratify it! that won’t happen!

Dave
Dave
1 year ago
Reply to  steveo

Not true. The Constitution does not designate the number of justices on the supreme court. There have been different numbers in the past. Rosevelt (Franklin) tried to do this and failed because at that time our politicians still had some sense of tradition and honer, something that no longer exists, particularly on the left. The Democrats are now a “by any means” party. The idea of packing the supreme court (and lower courts for that matter) is a real threat that must be taken seriously and does not require a change to the Constitution, only a Democrat majority Senate and a Democrat President (House? I’m uncertain about that) are needed along with a little “by any means” politics.