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Holder says next Dem president should consider packing courts
By Chris Mills Rodrigo - 03/07/19 05:02 PM EST

Former Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that the next Democratic president should considering packing the Supreme Court by adding additional seats.

Holder made the comment during a discussion at Yale Law National Security Group, a spokesperson for Holder confirmed to The Hill.

“In response to a question, Attorney General Holder said that given the unfairness, unprecedented obstruction, and disregard of historical precedent by [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans, when Democrats retake the majority they should consider expanding the Supreme Court to restore adherence to previously accepted norms for judicial nominations,” said Patrick Rodenbush, spokesperson for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which Holder heads.

Holder, who served under former President Obama, had been considering a 2020 presidential run, but this week officially announced he would not.

Calls for Democrats to pack courts have risen in response to perceived injustices in how Republicans have handled recent Supreme Court nominees.

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Re: Holder says next Dem president should consider packing courts
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 05:50:35 PM »
This failed spectacularly under FDR, when he had every political advantage. Good luck in this current environment.
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Re: Holder says next Dem president should consider packing courts
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 06:09:07 PM »
Interesting that Holder isn't running in 2020.  Indicating either he knows he can't beat Trump or he knows he has too much baggage; possibly both.
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Re: Holder says next Dem president should consider packing courts
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2019, 07:16:41 PM »
This failed spectacularly under FDR, when he had every political advantage. Good luck in this current environment.

That was then, and this is now when openly avowed socialists are elected to Congress.
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Re: Holder says next Dem president should consider packing courts
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2019, 07:21:26 PM »
That was then, and this is now when openly avowed socialists are elected to Congress.


What do you think New Dealers were?
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Re: Holder says next Dem president should consider packing courts
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2019, 07:25:54 PM »

What do you think New Dealers were?

Not openly avowed socialists.
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Re: Holder says next Dem president should consider packing courts
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2019, 07:32:53 PM »
They don't call him Eric The Red  for nothing!   He is a communist apparichic and long has been!

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Re: Holder says next Dem president should consider packing courts
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2019, 07:49:27 PM »
Not openly avowed socialists.


The ‘second bill of rights’ did all the talking.


http://www.ushistory.org/documents/economic_bill_of_rights.htm
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Re: Holder says next Dem president should consider packing courts
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2019, 07:54:13 PM »
And the rats didn't even need 'but Trump did it' as an excuse to consider this little gem.

Political advantage is the only reason they need to do anything. They know our guys will wilt.

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Cui bono?

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Re: Holder says next Dem president should consider packing courts
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2019, 07:56:36 PM »
Not openly avowed socialists.

FDR tried to pack the court.

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Re: Holder says next Dem president should consider packing courts
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2019, 08:01:38 PM »
Whatever...


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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2019, 08:02:31 PM »

What do you think New Dealers were?

Socialism indeed. FDR's New Deal fundamentally changed government. The gov't stepped in and reorganized banking. The gov't paid farmers to end surpluses and boost prices. Several agencies were formed that were more or less entitlements; Public Works Administration, Workers Progress Administration and Social Security Administration.  Farm subsidies, unemployment insurance and unions were born. 

Some of his programs/ideals were seen as unconstitutional and overreach of the feds and were challenged in SCOTUS.

Think of what we just went through with Bammy.  A move towards socialism;  the start of universal healthcare, he had the highest  number of citizens ever in the history of the U.S. on food stamps and welfare programs; progressive tax program, Dodd-Frank, transgender bathrooms, push for diversifying suburbs and resettlement.

The up and coming DEMS are also laying the framework for socialism.
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Re: Holder says next Dem president should consider packing courts
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2019, 08:13:45 PM »

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You make pointless points and then try to insult me?  Again...whatever.
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Cui bono?

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Re: Holder says next Dem president should consider packing courts
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2019, 08:27:27 PM »
You make pointless points and then try to insult me?  Again...whatever.


It's only 'pointless,' because you don't want to acknowledge their efforts declare who they are. For instance, Ben Sasse introduced the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Senate Democrats opposed it. Did any of them declare out loud: 'I support infanticide'....? No. Does anyone with an ounce of sense dispute that's exactly where they stand? No.

I don't know if you work at being obtuse or if it's natural.


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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2019, 09:02:17 PM »

It's only 'pointless,' because you don't want to acknowledge their efforts declare who they are. For instance, Ben Sasse introduced the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Senate Democrats opposed it. Did any of them declare out loud: 'I support infanticide'....? No. Does anyone with an ounce of sense dispute that's exactly where they stand? No.

I don't know if you work at being obtuse or if it's natural.

Go pull wings off of flies.
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Re: Holder says next Dem president should consider packing courts
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2019, 09:04:07 PM »
Here we go again.  It’s unfortunate the Founders did not specify the number of justices on the Supreme Court in the Constitution. 

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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2019, 10:23:31 PM »
no sh!t?
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« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2019, 01:36:25 AM »
no sh!t?
I'm reasonably sure a fair number of them 'pack' that, too.
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Re: Holder says next Dem president should consider packing courts
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2019, 01:52:57 AM »
So, is he saying the "republicans" should pack the court now?

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« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2019, 01:54:37 AM »
So, is he saying the "republicans" should pack the court now?

I have a hard time following lawyers' arguments.   I wanted to go to law school, but my grades weren't low enough.
Grades aren't the problem, but you have to have your integrity removed, and mine was just too pervasive in the vital organs for surgery.
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Re: Holder says next Dem president should consider packing courts
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2019, 02:05:43 AM »
So, is he saying the "republicans" should pack the court now?

I have a hard time following lawyers' arguments.   I wanted to go to law school, but my grades weren't low enough.

Really?  Show the school your post and the title of this thread "Holder says next Dem president should consider packing courts"
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Re: Holder says next Dem president should consider packing courts
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2019, 07:54:06 AM »
I am sure The Donald will keep this advice in mind in
his remaining 6 years.

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