Expand The Courts, Ram Through Judges, Show No Mercy.
Biden can utilize his Senate Majority to expand the SCOTUS, regardless of Moore v. Harper ruling.
Dash Dobrofsky | The Gen Z Perspective
It is the moment Democrats have been waiting for. Herschel Walker has been sent packing — making Joe Biden the first President since Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1934) to expand his Senate majority in an off-year. The Democrats have exceeded all expectations, defied the odds, and have secured 51 seats.
However, the time for celebration is over, and the time for cold-blooded aggression is now. With a clear-cut majority, Biden has the constitutional right to appoint hundreds of federal judges. Most saliently, he has the constitutional right to expand the Supreme Court.
Time is of the essence.
On December 7th (today), the Supreme Court is overseeing a case called Moore v. Harper, known as the “independent state legislature theory.” If Republicans have it their way, state legislators will be given the sole authority to regulate federal elections without oversight from state courts.
In other words, if MAGA controls a state’s legislature, the legislature will constitutionally be able to pack and crack districts to favor Republicans, can eliminate early voting, nix mail-in voting, and enforce questionable voter ID laws with no watchdog.
In layman’s terms, this case has the potential to end free and fair elections — at least in states where Trumpian legislators are in the majority.
While there is no telling how the Republican-dominated Supreme Court will preside over this case, the Court’s previous decisions to overturn Roe V Wade, remove gun safety laws, and repeal basic climate regulations are not promising predictors.
Never forget: three of those SCOTUS Justices were appointed by Donald J. Trump, a president who lost the popular vote and who tried to overthrow the United States government. Regardless, he used his executive authority to grant Republican Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh lifetime appointments.
Proving that in one term, the highest court in the land can be transformed into a partisan, kangaroo court.
But it can work both ways.
Had Donald Trump been a Democrat who believed in the rule of law, civil rights, and in stopping climate change — he would have been the most effective President in American history.
Biden has the opportunity to be the most effective President in American history. However, in order to do so, Biden must behave, operationally, like a Republican.