Monday, February 15, 2016

"The U.S. Constitution established the Supreme Court but left it to Congress to decide how many justices should make up the court."

There haven't always been
 justices on the court.

     "U.S. Constitution established the Supreme Court but left it to Congress to decide how many justices should make up the court. The Judiciary Act of 1789 set the number at six: a chief justice and five associate justices. In 1807, Congress increased the number of justices to seven; in 1837, the number was bumped up to nine; and in 1863, it rose to 10. In 1866, Congress passed the Judicial Circuits Act, which shrank the number of justices back down to seven and prevented President Andrew Johnson from appointing anyone new to the court. Three years later, in 1869, Congress raised the number of justices to nine, where it has stood ever since. In 1937, in an effort to create a court more friendly to his New Deal programs, President Franklin Roosevelt attempted to convince Congress to pass legislation that would allow a new justice to be added to the court—for a total of up to 15 members—for every justice over 70 who opted not to retire. Congress didn’t go for FDR’s plan."


 Is Hillary Clinton casting doubt on her previously assumed invincibility to become the next President of the United States?

     Following the unexpected death of Justice Scalia, hand puppets from both political parties were quick to voice their opinions on whether a replacement should be immediate, or given closer scrutiny considering the many complex issues facing review by the Supreme Court.

     Obviously Republicans believe the next life-time candidate to fill this most important position should be reserved for the next President, whose election is less than a year away.

   Another interesting side note, to this footnote.  Supreme Court Judges ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE LAWYERS, or even have any legal training in their resume.  
  (Another of those little facts Washington insiders would prefer reserved for only the creepy ranks of the good old backroom/board room boys club).

     If Hillary Clinton is so confident she indeed will be the chosen one, and ascend to that mythical throne in Washington, sharing her bedrooms at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with a new harem of Bill's bimbos,  

     why would she not be demanding the next President (presumably her) be given the right to select  a person for this most important vacancy on the United States Supreme Court?

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