nearvideo former justice official John Yoo: extension of the Supreme Court is a disaster
The former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo weighed and placed on a hot new topic on the 2020 presidential election campaign.
Several of the democratic candidates speak of the plans for the overhaul of the Supreme Court, with some offering suggestions for the inclusion of up to 15 additional members, but Yoo said that would be a disaster.
“I think that, of all the crazy ideas that you see, came, through the democratic, progressive, progressive, aggressive candidates, this is the worst of it,” Yoo said on “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday.
Candidates, including Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Beto O’rourke, D-Texas, Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Sens. Cory Booker, D-N. J., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, have all signalled a willingness to expand the Supreme Court, if you are President. Progressive groups are putting their money behind the message, which was confirmed as part of an effort to tap in outdated liberal anger over President Trump ‘ s two candidates for the high court.
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“This is really an effort to short-circuit one of the in the Constitution of restrictions, so that not only do we have a rule, by simple majority,” said Yoo.
“If you try to pack the Supreme court, you are only going to turn the Supreme court and the judiciary only in a different political actor, and if the Republicans back in the store, they are not the same thing, you will begin to add more and more judges in the court, to the people you want it to be, and soon the Supreme Court will be just, as another branch of the legislature, and not the serious small body, it is the interpretation of the Constitution.”
“I think that, of all the crazy ideas that you see, came, through the democratic, progressive, progressive, aggressive candidates, this is the worst.”
— John Yoo, Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Neil from gorsuch was confirmed, after former President Barack Obama, the election judge Merrick Garland — remained in the Senate without a hearing or vote in the election of 2016 year.
Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process was defined by allegations of sexual misconduct. Both lines were confirmed, mostly along party.
Many Democrats think the solution would be to add more members, while a change in the rules for the serve and for how long.
Under the proposals, the rotating judges on and of the Bank, as well as the imposition of term limits for Prague life-tenured Federal judges.
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O’rourke floated the idea, as many as 15 judges on the bench, when speaking to supporters in Iowa at the beginning of this month.
“What if it elected five judges, the Democrats, five judges elected by the Republicans, and these ten then raised another five judges are independent from those of the first ten?”, he told supporters.
“I think this is an idea that we should try.”
He added that the idea of the addition by conditions in which the judges that it is “regular rotation.” O’rourke said the court should reflect “the diversity of America.
President Trump fired back on such proposals. “I would not entertain me. The only reason that you do this, you will want to try and catch it,” he said, when asked about the so-called court-packing systems.
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“The size of the Supreme court to the Congress-and this is something that the progressives have tried before, FDR famously, the court sought to pack, in 1937, in his own party actually stopped him,” Yoo said on Fox & Friends.
“We have stayed at nine judges in the court for about 130, 140 years, and it is, because it is a simple number.”