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1 in 3 Americans say they’re open to abolishing or limiting the Supreme Court

By HatetheSwamp
October 5, 2021 10:52 am
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A surprisingly significant portion of Americans would like to see the Supreme Court become the “Subordinate Court,” according to new research. A recent poll conducted by the [liberal] Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania finds over a third of Americans “might be willing” to abolish the Supreme Court altogether or at least permit Congress to limit its power if it were to issue rulings either they or Congress disagree with.

I inserted "liberal" because the Annenberg Public Policy Center is, indeed, left of center and this study points to the reality that when the left doesn't control the Court, it develops hives.

Today's Court is profoundly centrist. The left won't be foisting it's agenda on America for some time.

That makes you lefty's a little bonkers, ain't!!!!!?

In case you don't know, the Constitution would have to be amendment for such a change to happen. Ain't happening.


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  1. by Curt_Anderson on October 5, 2021 11:46 am
    It restores my faith in Americans to know that two thirds of them don't agree with abolishing or limiting the Supreme Court.

    The Founders may have been slaveholders, misogynists and elitists but they were an insightful, forward thinking bunch. I would hesitate to undo anything they implemented in designing our democracy.


  2. by Donna on October 5, 2021 3:53 pm
    IMO America's founders are overrated.

    I would jettison the Senate because it's skewed against the most populated states, thus setting up a situation where a minority of Americans determines the fate of all proposed federal legislation. This is one of the reasons why the "American experiment" is on its last legs.


  3. by Elmer on October 6, 2021 12:31 am
    I would jettison the Senate because it's skewed against the most populated states,

    You might like a story the Washington Monthly ran a few years ago arguing that the House should be greatly expanded. They noted that currently, each member of congress represents about 700,000 people, whereas many western democracies have a ratio closer to 1 representative per 100,000 people. The article suggests increasing the size of the House to about 1,600 members.




    washingtonmonthly.com


  4. by Donna on October 6, 2021 7:19 am
    Welcome aboard, Elmer.

    That wouldn't fix the problem I cited. Besides the problem of the legalized subversion of our democracy through gerrymandering, all legislation passed by the House would still have to be voted on by the Senate before becoming law.



  5. by Ponderer on October 6, 2021 8:56 am

    Perhaps if the number of senators was more tied to state populations. Kinda like the House is. Which I know isn't perfect either. But this every state gets two senators thing totally blows.


    And WELCOME, ELMER!

    We been needin' some fresh blood around here.


  6. by Indy! on October 7, 2021 10:49 am
    Biden should reach down, find a bigger set of balls and add 3 more Clowns to the Court - all lefties.


  7. by Curt_Anderson on October 7, 2021 10:54 am
    Indy,
    Franklin D. Roosevelt tried that and failed. FDR had big balls.


  8. by HatetheSwamp on October 7, 2021 1:30 pm

    Biden should reach down, find a bigger set of balls and add 3 more Clowns to the Court - all lefties.

    Two problems with that, Indy.

    1. I don't think Clouseau can still count to 3.
    2. If Manchin won't go for the 3.5 trillion thing, he's not going to support Court Packing.

    Your side was doomed as soon as you decided to foist "that feckless, dementia-ridden piece of crap" on America.


  9. by Elmer on October 8, 2021 11:50 pm
    I'm not sure it's entirely accurate to say "FDR tried that and failed." Yes, he failed to pack the court, but in making that effort he pressured several judges to moderate their opinions or retire. The result within a few years was a Supreme Court much more compliant with FDR.








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