Letter to Editor or Op Ed Submission – There is a Cure for Court Cancer- 10/13/20 PUBLISHED in Delaware’s Largest paper, The Wilmington News Journal, on p A6, on 10/14/20
Republicans rushing to confirm someone who clearly is extremely right wing, in order to try to tilt the high Court in their favor, should not be allowed to hijack the U S Supreme Court. Contrary to some comments by pundits, there is nothing unconstitutional in what they are doing. It is just plain wrong. They probably will succeed, but I say again: politics should have no role in the Court.
Joe Biden is correct when he refuses to say that the Court should be expanded. It should be expanded, but quietly, after the Democrats control all three branches of government, which they will. Right now the focus should stay on the disaster known as Donald Trump, the man sitting by doing NOTHING as more than 215,000 Americans lie dead, with the death toll ever increasing.
Yes, the Democrats should offset the Republicans’ crude political hijinks by expanding the Court to 11 members, selecting indisputably super-qualified nominees along the lines of Cardozo, Holmes, Frankfurter, and, yes, RBG!
We need brilliance on the Bench, not bias!
Ken Abraham, former Deputy Attorney General, founder of Citizens for Criminal JUSTICE, Dover, DE 302-423-4067
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