The Supreme Court has 9 justices, including a designated chief justice. The number of justices is not set by the constitution, but it’s been nine for the last 150+ years.
The Democrats are dissatisfied with the “balance” of the court, and are threatening that if they gain the presidency and control of the Senate, they will let Biden select an unspecified number of additional justices.
The idea is they can change future court rulings by simply appointing a lot of people amenable to construing the constitution according to their liking. This has been openly threatened by Senator Chuck Schumer recently, and by VP candidate Harris earlier in the campaign.
Though the idea of using court packing has support on the far left, it tends to scare more moderate voters even on the Democrat leaning side. As a result, neither Biden nor Harris want to be pinned to a firm answer because either stance would alienate a portion of potential voters.
In the recent debates, both Harris and Biden refused to answer whether they’d support court packing. Biden later said “You’ll know my position after the election.”
Pressed again by a local reporter who said it was a big issue with his readers, and “don’t they have a right to know?”… Biden said “No, they don’t….”
He then elaborated with extraneous drivel and accusations, but what I heard was the same thing he angrily told the 2nd amendment supporter in the hard hat at a campaign stop…
WE’VE SEEN THIS MOVIE Remember 8 years ago, right before the election, when Harry Reid claimed reliable sources told him Romney didn’t pay taxes?
It later proved wholly untrue, but Reid wouldn’t apologize even when proved a liar. The lie served its purpose, it made big news. He was proud of it.
Now we have NY Times accusing Trump of tax AVOIDANCE… which is, read this closely, LEGAL. Heck, it’s standard operating procedure for every corporation. It’s why they hire CPA’s. It’s tax EVASION that is illegal.
And all they have to do to prove their case is publish illegally obtained tax returns. That, by the way IS illegal. It is in fact a FEDERAL FELONY.
But they’ve accomplished their goal. The claim made the news. I don’t recall a lot of airtime being devoted to the fact Harry Reid clearly lied for political gain.
Harry’s explanation when asked if he was sorry he lied?
There are 29.9 million people in Texas. Reports say approximately 1000 are dead of Covid-19. That’s 1 in 29,900.
Odds I’ll be hit by LIGHTNING in my lifetime?
1 in 3000. Roughly 10 times higher. So when IS government going to do something to mitigate this Lightning Pandemic?
No, I’m NOT belittling the value of the lives lost. I’m putting it in perspective, because, let’s face it, people die of something every day. Does getting in your car mean you don’t care about the 3000+ people who die on Texas highways every year?
What? You still drive? You selfish bastard. It isn’t just about YOUR safety. By driving you could kill my grandmother. Or is that your plan? Hmmm?
No matter how hard the news spins this thing, we are not seeing people with oxcarts collecting bodies from house to house. Instead, we are seeing the equivalent of a bad flu season.
Even then most of it is centered in the Northeast states, so expecting Texans to hide out because the death roll in far away high-rises is bad is statistically heretical.
Take what precautions you think necessary, but no matter what you do, the only people safe from death are those who already died.