Democrat Senators Warn SCOTUS If It Hears 2nd Amendment Case It Could Face Restructuring

Democrat Senators Warn SCOTUS If It Hears 2nd Amendment Case It Could Face Restructuring

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Source: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais On Thursday, five Democratic Senators sent a warning to the Supreme Court saying that the high court could find itself “restructured” if it continued (to paraphrase the Senators) playing politics and bowing to conservative special interests. Because the warning was sent as part of a brief asking SCOTUS not to hear a 2nd Amendment case — its first in nearly a decade — some now wonder, given the strong reaction of Democrats, if the case in question will be taken as a stepping stone toward enforcement of the 2nd Amendment. Still others think the warning may serve as an opening salvo in progressive attempts to use momentum behind the anti-gun movement in the wake of recent mass shootings as a campaign device to help elect legislators that seek to change the way justices are appointed so more “activist” judges, ones friendly to Democrat causes, would be appointed. “It’s a thinly veiled effort to tell the court that Democrats are going to push through legislation — if they can win the Senate or the White House — that would change the make-up of the Supreme Court,” says Bob Bar, former U.S. Attorney and Republican congressman from Georgia, who said he takes the warning seriously. "It’s very similar to what [Franklin] Roosevelt did in the 1930s. This smacks of [that] ‘court packing’ plan…in order to change the size of the court and thereby obtain a ruling majority more to his political liking," Barr added. "His legislative […]

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