Keeping Democracy Alive: Yes, Pack the Court!

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Wed, 09/15/2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Lets face it: the current Supreme Court is hostile to democracy. Even if Congress passes the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, the voter suppression right wing will take it to this Supreme Court which will decide voting rights. Does that not worry you? On this show Stephen M. Feldman, law professor and author of the just published Pack The Court! A Defense of Supreme Court Expansion, explains why Biden should push to pack the court. After all, the Constitution is not mechanical, it is interpreted by each justice. The number of justices has changed many times. The right is packing courts throughout the country; and look at what Mitch McConnell did, shifting the number to 8, and then quickly packing it with Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett. You may not favor the idea yet; but give it a listen! 

Credits: Burt Cohen, Stephen M. Feldman, The Steve Miller Band

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