Comments on Profile Post by ChaChaRealSmooth

  1. Mithrandir41
    Mithrandir41
    Yeah, no: that's not a thing.
    Aug 13, 2019
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  2. Mithrandir41
    Mithrandir41
    Dick durbin and Kristen Gillibrand are full of s***. Separation of powers, bitches.
    Aug 13, 2019
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  3. purr1n
    purr1n
    Warren already said it: There are two co-equal branches of government, the president of the United States and the Congress
    Aug 13, 2019
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  4. Mithrandir41
    Mithrandir41
    I think she needs a civics/government class
    Aug 13, 2019
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  5. BillOhio
    BillOhio
    I think she doesn't. There's nothing in the constitution to deny congress from passing legislation that changes the size of the SC. It won't happen though with Trump in office as the legislation would be pending Presidential approval, which Gilldebrand knows.
    Aug 13, 2019
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  6. BillOhio
    BillOhio
    Trump trying to pass a civics class, on the other hand, would be pretty funny, in a bone chilling horrific he-has-the-codes sort of way...
    Aug 13, 2019
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  7. YMO
    YMO
    At least I'm with the Libertarian Party. Everyone from both sides spends our money like its the lottery!!!!!
    Aug 13, 2019
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  8. Mithrandir41
    Mithrandir41
    @BillOhio threatening to try and restructure the court because you can't get your way on a particular issue is BS, not that they can actually do it. They can impeach judges, and reorganize the federal court system, but they cannot actually restructure the supreme Court.
    Aug 13, 2019
  9. BillOhio
    BillOhio
    @Mithrandir41 I've honestly only skimmed two articles on this but both of them say that Congress has the power to change the number of Justices in the SC via legislation that would then go to the President for veto or approval.
    Aug 13, 2019
  10. Syzygy
    Syzygy
    That is what FDR wanted to do when the court kept striking down his initiatives. He wanted to expand SCOTUS to 11 members, and had a sizeable chunk of congress leaning in that direction.

    Of course most things are decided at the federal appellate level in the US, not the SC.
    Aug 13, 2019
  11. obsiCO
    obsiCO
    I’m dumb so this took me quite a while to realize you guys were not talking about the Prequels.
    Aug 14, 2019 at 12:49 AM
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  12. SoupRKnowva
    SoupRKnowva
    huh, TIL. I didn't know a law set the number of justices, I always assumed it was in the constitution.
    Aug 14, 2019 at 12:02 PM
  13. Syzygy
    Syzygy
    They're trying to influence the court over the pending decision for the NY anti-gun law. But the constitution's pretty clear…

    I'd rather see mandated gun training, so everybody would be less panicky about them.

    I think it's VA where there's still a state law requiring a long gun to be owned by every able-bodied male of age.
    Aug 14, 2019 at 7:45 PM
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