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originally posted by: Grimpachi
NY and their draconian gun laws make me sick. There is a case where a lady was at home and it was invaded. There was a gun at home and she used it. The police even admitted that if she hadn't she would have been killed. They arrested her for the gun and she will probably go to prison.
The provisions of the bill adhered to four central principles:
allowing the President to appoint one new, younger judge for each federal judge with 10 years service who did not retire or resign within six months after reaching the age of 70 years;
limitations upon the number of judges the President could appoint: no more than six Supreme Court justices, and no more than two on any lower federal court, with a maximum allocation between the two of 50 new judges just after the bill is passed into law;
that lower-level judges be able to float, roving to district courts with exceptionally busy or backlogged dockets; and
lower courts be administered by the Supreme Court through newly created "proctors".
The latter provisions were the result of lobbying by the energetic and reformist judge William Denman of the Ninth Circuit Court who believed the lower courts were in a state of disarray and that unnecessary delays were affecting the appropriate administration of justice. Roosevelt and Cummings authored accompanying messages to send to Congress along with the proposed legislation, hoping to couch the debate in terms of the need for judicial efficiency and relieving the backlogged workload of elderly judges.
originally posted by: RickinVa
Exactly how is the supreme court supposed to heal itself?
originally posted by: okrian
And the conservatives hate activist judges until they are on their side. One already rewrote the meaning of the 2nd Amendment which the conservatives, of course, had no problem with because it rewrote it in a way they liked. Hypocrisy is always alive and well.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Crazy how easily people trust the government as soon as their team is the one in power. Forget the fact that the government is made up of more than just a president's cabinet and forget the fact that the majority of government positions carry over from administration to administration, my team is in office so government is good and fighting for me!
The ones truly in power are never the ones in office or on TV, they are the ones who pay people to do those things for them in exchange for "political favors", a.k.a. legislation that benefits their own selfish interests.
But yes, the federal government is operating as the founders intended. The Dems said the same thing about Obama.