View Single Post
Old 04-01-2019, 06:05 PM
Whack-a-Mole's Avatar
Whack-a-Mole is offline
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Posts: 21,324
Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
So, Whack-a-Mole, how do you think the number of Supreme Court justices is set? If Congress doesn't have that power, then who does?

And note that, under your theory that the President is allowed to nominate a new Justice any time they feel like it, you're positing that the other branches do, in fact, have the power to mess with the Court.
That's the one does. And yes, the president can stack the court.

Read up on the history of the supreme court. It was not always nine people. Nine is just what they kind of settled on. I know, seems crazy, but as smart as our FFs were they missed a few things. This is one of them.

And via impeachment the other branches can affect the court. Checks and balances.
"I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid; I meant, that stupid persons are generally Conservative. I believe that to be so obvious and undeniable a fact that I hardly think any hon. Gentleman will question it." ~John Stuart Mill

Last edited by Whack-a-Mole; 04-01-2019 at 06:07 PM.