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Supreme Court Lawyers Tell Commission Packing the Court Is a Bad Idea

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Joe Biden’s Supreme Court Commission was told packing the Court is a bad idea. And no, it wasn’t from a group of conservative legislators; the message came directly from Supreme Court lawyers.

Maureen Mahoney, a co-chair of the Supreme Court Practitioners’ Committee, told the Commission panel they are opposed to expanding the bench and adding more justices. The news is undoubtedly upsetting to liberals who have demanded Biden put more liberals justices in place.

During his presidential election, Biden refused to take a stand as to whether or not he was for or against packing the court but allowed the political environment, media and members of congress to fester on the issue. Instead, Biden created the Commission on the Supreme Court in April through executive order.

The Commission is composed of both liberal and conservative members who are expected to give a report in November about potential changes that the president and Congress could implement for the court. The next commission meeting is scheduled to take place November 10, and the conclusion of its findings are expected November 14.

“A larger bench could make arguments less productive, deliberations more difficult and yield even more opinions with less clarity in the law” sated Mahoney. However, the commission also heard from a group of progressive activists claiming adding more justices is long overdue. Funny, they did not say that during the Trump administration.

The Washington Times writes of the hearing:

During Tuesday’s hours-long meeting, a number of legal scholars testified about various changes to the high court and whether alterations would make the court more or less political.

Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice, pushed back against accusations that the conservative majority has only delivered wins for Republicans.

“There’s now been — starting with the Warren Court — 60 years of the living Constitution being used to push the law in a progressive direction. While there are certainly on the conservative side, there have been politically influenced decisions, you haven’t had this freewheeling, making things up out of whole cloth that you have had with the living Constitution,” he said.

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  1. Jim Morris

    July 24, 2021 at 11:33 am

    BLM has caused billions of dollars worth of property damage. They riot, loot, burn and kill wantonly and willfully. Black commit 80+% of all violent crime in the US. BLM and black crime in inner cities has ravaged the country for 14 months and counting. They’ve been enabled and empowered by Democrats, especially Biden and Harris. Hell yes, there needs to be an investigation.

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Former Airspace Exec Accuses New Mexico’s Dem Governor, Appointees of ‘Serial Lawbreaking’

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New Mexico’s Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, as well as many of her political appointees, are being accused of serial lawbreaking. Zach DeGregorio, former Chief Financial Officer of Spaceport America has claimed among other things, that one appointee Alicia Keyes, “encouraged him to falsify an economic impact study” reports the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Keyes also “mishandled a bond refinancing for the purpose of defrauding the state” he alleged. DeGregorio says when he attempted to report the wrongdoing, he was threatened with investigations and a firing. Specifically, DeGregorio believes he was retaliated against after filing the whistleblower complaint.

The complaint is nothing to be taken lightly. Along with defrauding the state, the lawsuit states Spaceport America’s chief client, Virgin Galactic, and its CEO, Richard Branson, had bribed Governor Lujan Grisham in exchange for “essential business” status during COVID-19 shutdowns.

DCNF reports:

The governor’s office met with Virgin Galactic shortly before Grisham “ma[d]e changes to the NM Spaceport Authority board,” “ma[d]e staffing changes at the NM Spaceport Authority,” and “made operational changes at the NM Spaceport Authority that benefited Virgin Galactic at the expense of other customers and the NM taxpayers,” according to the lawsuit.

DeGregorio is requesting $200 million for loss of future earning capacity, emotional distress and back pay. He resigned from his position in June 2020, “shortly after he filed a complaint alleging that Spaceport America Executive Director Daniel Hicks violated several state laws, which led to “possible waste and abuse of taxpayer funds.”

“In the lawsuit, DeGregorio adds that Hicks attempted to break into his email account and accessed emails DeGregorio sent to Keyes about Hicks’ involvement in alleged procurement fraud.”

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14-Year-Old Gang Member Faces Attempted Murder Charge for Shooting LAPD Juvenile Division Detective

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Violence in American cities is at an all-time high, and in Los Angeles, a 14-year-old gang member faces an attempted murder charge. On Thursday a Los Angeles Police Department detective was on his way to work in South LA around 5:00 am when he was fortunate enough to only be grazed by a bullet in the back of his head.

The detective was reportedly in his personal vehicle along South Central Avenue when suddenly his windows were shattered and he felt the pain of the bullet. He drove himself to the Los Angeles Fire Department Station No. 14 across from the police station.

Enhancing the already tragic situation is that the suspect is a young boy. “Following the shooting, another police officer saw someone running in the area. LAPD officers later located the young suspect nearby on East 28th Street and Naomi Ave. He was in possession of a firearm and is a known gang member, LAPD said.”

Investigators are trying to determine if the suspect purposefully targeted the detective who works in LAPD’s Juvenile Division. The detective was not wearing his uniform, nor was he in his patrol vehicle at the time of the shooting, reports Fox LA.

“LAPD Assistant Chief Robert Marino said in a press briefing that the detective ran outside his vehicle where firefighters provided medical aid and were able to stabilize him before he was taken to LAC + USC Medical Center” adds Fox LA.

LAPD Chief Michel Moore said on social media, “Grateful our officer will survive this unprovoked attack. Just spoke with him by phone. Our Robbery-Homicide detectives have investigated and I’m confident they will identify the individuals responsible. Too many guns in too many hands.”

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