Here's the truth behind the Republicans' big lie about 'court-packing'

Source: Raw Story - View Original Article
Published: Oct 13, 2020
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87% Conservative


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This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 87% Conservative:

  • 1 negative sentiment for Electoral College
  • 1 negative sentiment for LGBT Equality


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95% "It's worth noting, then, that when the number of justices on the United States Supreme Court was set at nine in 1869, the country's ..."
94% "Look, the only court packing is going on right now, he told reporters.""
89% "Since shortly after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Republicans have said that they will confirm her replacement just days before or after the ..."
87% "But the hypocrisy runs even deeper.""
86% "He also gamed a state commission that recommend judicial candidates for the Governor to choose from.""
-79% "Four of them-in Oklahoma, Montana, Washington and Pennsylvania-were undertaken by Republicans, either as acts of retribution for rulings they disagreed with or to shift ..."
-82% "When Biden parried a question about court-packing (poorly, as I wrote last week), Commentary's Noah Rothman complained that not responding to the hypothetical was ..."
-86% "Levy also noted that there have been five efforts to reduce the number of justices on state supreme courts over the past decade.""
-87% "In the two states where Republicans did in fact expand their highest courts, they argued that they were merely doing so to deal with ..."
-96% "It was Republicans' third attempt to do so over the previous ten years.""

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

41% : Republicans mounted an unprecedented blockade of Barack Obama's nominees to the federal appellate courts, and then in 2016, they kept an eight-seat Supreme Court until Donald Trump managed to win the Electoral College.
9% : the Florida GOP was incensed when their Supreme Court ruled 5-2 that their school voucher program was unconstitutional, and Iowa Republicans were outraged by a decision in favor of marriage equality.
95% : It's worth noting, then, that when the number of justices on the United States Supreme Court was set at nine in 1869, the country's population was around one-tenth of what it is today.
94% : "Look, the only court packing is going on right now," he told reporters.
89% : Since shortly after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Republicans have said that they will confirm her replacement just days before or after the election, after blocking Merrick Garland for 8 months in 2016, because they have the power to do so.
87% : But the hypocrisy runs even deeper.
86% : He also gamed a state commission that recommend judicial candidates for the Governor to choose from.
21% : Four of them-in Oklahoma, Montana, Washington and Pennsylvania-were undertaken by Republicans, either as acts of retribution for rulings they disagreed with or to shift the balance of power on the bench, and one, which would not have tipped the ideological balance if it had been successful, was driven by a Democrat in the Alabama legislature.
18% : When Biden parried a question about court-packing (poorly, as I wrote last week), Commentary's Noah Rothman complained that not responding to the hypothetical was "contemptuous and unacceptable," because adding justices would "fundamentally alter[] the civic compact."
14% : Levy also noted that there have been five efforts to reduce the number of justices on state supreme courts over the past decade.
13% : In the two states where Republicans did in fact expand their highest courts, they argued that they were merely doing so to deal with rising caseloads as their populations grew.
4% : It was Republicans' third attempt to do so over the previous ten years.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization

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