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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-12-08 04:31 PM
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17. IIRC, the reason for FDR's blowback was...
that FDR tried to unilaterally increase the size of the Supreme Court, and Congress balked, saying that only they could do that.

Think we could persuade a new filibuster-proof Democratic Congress, with the Obama presidency, to increase the size of the SCOTUS so Obama can appoint some liberal justices?
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  -Is it time to increase the size of the Supreme Court? jgraz  Jun-12-08 03:29 PM   #0 
  - We need to do something to end the embarrassment of this Supreme Court . . .  defendandprotect   Jun-12-08 03:31 PM   #1 
  - I think we could use another 4 justices. Maybe Gore Nader Edwards and a heartburn to be named later  Vincardog   Jun-12-08 03:32 PM   #2 
  - if mccain gets his hands on it, the next president/congress will have to add A LOT of new seats.  QuestionAll   Jun-12-08 03:33 PM   #3 
  - That didn't work out too well last time someone tried it  deadmessengers   Jun-12-08 03:35 PM   #4 
  - I came here to say this. n/t  ColbertWatcher   Jun-12-08 03:42 PM   #7 
  - He tried to raise it to 15. And he got re-elected two more times after that.  jgraz   Jun-12-08 03:44 PM   #8 
  - He tried, but failed  deadmessengers   Jun-12-08 03:59 PM   #11 
     - There was quite a ruckus about the proposal, but it did let the  tsuki   Jun-12-08 04:27 PM   #16 
        - Especially when you consider that Hoover ran again for the nomination in 1940  deadmessengers   Jun-12-08 04:33 PM   #18 
  - IIRC, the reason for FDR's blowback was...  backscatter712   Jun-12-08 04:31 PM   #17 
  - It worked out extremely well for him  MrCoffee   Jun-12-08 04:36 PM   #19 
  - It also has the benefit of being Constitutional, unlike *'s power grabs  jgraz   Jun-12-08 04:56 PM   #20 
  - He saved Social Security by the "packing the court" pressure he put on them.  Peace Patriot   Jun-13-08 03:22 AM   #25 
  - So I guess you'll be in favor of increasing the size as well if McCain wins?  Mike Daniels   Jun-12-08 03:37 PM   #5 
  - Of course I fucking won't be in favor of that. What's your point?  jgraz   Jun-12-08 03:42 PM   #6 
  - Just the opposite, cut back and do it based on senority  notadmblnd   Jun-12-08 03:55 PM   #9 
  - Or, we could just impeach the four motherfuckers.  jgraz   Jun-12-08 03:58 PM   #10 
  - Don't know about increasing the size,  old guy   Jun-12-08 04:08 PM   #12 
  - I think the original idea was to keep somebody from skewing the entire court  MiniMe   Jun-12-08 04:14 PM   #14 
  - No, it's time to impeach the bastards on the Court that keep  merh   Jun-12-08 04:10 PM   #13 
  - That'll work, too. However...  jgraz   Jun-12-08 04:20 PM   #15 
     - I say go with lucky 13  merh   Jun-12-08 05:18 PM   #21 
        - 13 is a good number. Let the "Fascist Four" get used to writing dissents.  jgraz   Jun-12-08 06:36 PM   #22 
           - I'll go with that.  merh   Jun-12-08 07:25 PM   #23 
  - No! Feb. 09 would be the time to do that. Good idea! nt  morningglory   Jun-12-08 09:00 PM   #24 
  - We should have at least 15..  SoCalDem   Jun-13-08 04:55 AM   #26 

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