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Old 04-01-2019, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by HurricaneDitka View Post
"court packing" means expanding the size of the Court. The Court's size was set (at 9) by the Judiciary Act of 1869. If someone wanted to add a 10th or 11th (or additional) justices to the Supreme Court, they'll have to change the law with a piece of legislation. President Trump and the Senate Republicans can't just nominate ACB and confirm her and suddenly have a SCOTUS with 10 justices.
Since when can one arm of the government limit another arm of the government?

The law exists but can congress make the judiciary one or none people? The constitution does not give them this power.

ISTM the senate is the gate keeper and can allow/disallow whoever they want per the constitution. The constitution certainly does not allow congress to limit the court otherwise.
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