close tovideo Democrats warn the Supreme court ‘self-heal’ or face restructuring
Top Senate Democrats are warning the Supreme Court to stay out of a New York gun case.
All 53 Republican senators joined together Thursday to their Democratic colleagues for what they described as a left-wing “attack” on the independence of the judiciary in relation to the last letter they said amounted to a threat to pack the court.
In a letter to the Supreme court, the senators warned of the danger, the desire of the Democrats, which could recently accused the conservative majority of the court as “not good” and suggested the public, it will be bent “” if it does not “heal itself.” This warning was part of a letter in which they argued that a case should be on a New York City gun law dismissed as irrelevant.
SENATE DEMS DELIVER STUNNING WARNING TO SUPREME COURT: ‘HEAL’, OR FACE RESTRUCTURING
“But our colleagues have said more than raise legal arguments in favor of mootness,” the Senate Republicans. “They threatened to open this court with political retribution if it failed, close the petition as controversial.”
The brief — filed Aug. 12, of sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Dr. I., and co-Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn signed by Sens.., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY claimed that the conservative majority of the court “employs a series of methods to bypass them justiciability limits in the decisions of the law”, and warned of what could happen when you stop.
“The conclusion is as clear as day: Discharged in this case or we pack the court,” the Republicans said, the claim that the Democrats’ letter is an example of how to use “judicial independence under attack.”
The letter referred to have supported, such as members of Congress and 2020, the Democratic nominee, the idea of expanding the number of judges of the Supreme court, “in order to further their radical legislative agenda.”
The Republicans warned that the Supreme Court must not be intimidated by the threats of opportunistic politicians.”
THE SENATOR HIT WITH BAR COMPLAINT ‘OPENLY THREATENING” THE SUPREME COURT
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg against the court-packing in a July NPR interview, said: “Nine is a good number seems.” The Republican letter says, they “share justice Ginsburg’s view[.]”
Whitehouse was defiant in the face of the Republican backlash.
“The response to our brief from Republicans and the partisan donor interests travel, the court, the polarization shows exactly why it is time to talk to,” Whitehouse said in a statement. “We don’t want to keep your mouth shut about your capture, the court;.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in a statement that the Democrats ” court-packing “threat” was “a Synonym in American history with the idea of a characterless power to seize.”
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After the filing of the brief, Whitehouse, was hit with a complaint filed with the Rhode Island state bar, accusing him of misconduct for “open to the court to threaten”, and for allegedly practicing law without an active license. The complaint, filed by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, noted that Whitehouse’s Rhode Island law license was inactive, and that he is not licensed anywhere else.
A representative of Whitehouse’s office told Fox News, after the complaint was filed,” said Senator Whitehouse, a member of the Supreme Court bar, and stored nothing in Rhode Island,” adding, “This attack group has no credibility.”
Fox News’ Jason Donner contributed to this report.