With the White House in hand and the Congress brought to heel by Sen. Chuck Schumer and Kamala when he needs the muscle, the Biden-Harris regime now turn their attention to the third branch of Government: The Supreme Court. Most of us wrongly thought that the land’s high court had been secured by President Trump, until they inevitably betrayed him by refusing to hear Texas v. Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan & Pennsylvania.
“Republicans in the House and Senate are raising their voices in concern, but it may be too late. The time to prevent this atrocity against the American people was January 6th, the moment has passed. “
The Commission to Shatter The Court
Biden’s 36-member commission, composed mostly of academics (not reassuring when the halls of academia fell to the leftists decades ago) will have 180 days from its’ formation to propose changes to the bench, hold public hearings and complete their report. Which will then be delivered to Congress by the White House. However, according to the Associated Press, the commission is not charged to make a recommendation under the White House order which created it.
“The Commission’s purpose is to provide an analysis of the principal arguments in the contemporary public debate for and against Supreme Court reform, including an appraisal of the merits and legality of particular reform proposals,” the White House said in a statement. “The topics it will examine include the genesis of the reform debate; the Court’s role in the Constitutional system; the length of service and turnover of justices on the Court; the membership and size of the Court; and the Court’s case selection, rules, and practices.”
Biden said to 60 minutes earlier in the year that he will assemble “a national bipartisan commission of scholars, constitutional scholars, Democrats, Republicans, liberal, conservative and I will ask them to over 180 days come back to me with recommendations on how to reform the court system.”
Law.com wrote the commission will “take an expansive look at the role of the court, its case selection, rules and practices, and the size and tenure of its membership.”
It took them a lot of words to desperately avoid saying “court packing”, didn’t it?
The Committee isn’t bipartisan, there isn’t a single true Republican among them, they aren’t conservative and many are clearly not Constitutional Scholars. The traits these ‘commisioners’ share in common are:
- Friendliness to the Obama Administration
- Association with Progressive think-tanks and lobbyists.
- Massive Trump Derangement Syndrome.
- Uniformly condemn Trump for Jan. 6th
- Support BLM/Antifa
Here are the highlights:
The Commission’s Breakdown… (Not a’ One Real Conservative..)
If you were looking for diversity of ideology…. don’t look here. We’ve included their twitter bios (if available) and a few quick notes on each to indicate their views, and how better to gauge their politics? Their twitter feeds of course. Other information comes from the White House’s statement unless otherwise linked.
- Twitter bio: Professor @CardozoLaw Scholarship focused on affirmative action, race and sex discrimination, school segregation and housing law.
- Some recent tweets give you an idea of Professor Adam’s political opinions:
Opinion | Why Trump Can Be Convicted Even as an Ex-President – The New York Times https://t.co/iwlXWZxQ6v
— Michelle Adams (@mvadams12) January 14, 2021
Kate Andrias (Rapporteur)
- Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. She teaches and writes about constitutional law, labor and employment law, and administrative law, with a focus on problems of economic and political inequality.
- And Check out this Twitter feed:
We *will* continue her legacy. . . .
Pathmarking The Way: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Lifelong Fight For Gender Equality https://t.co/dTcaU5TcGU
— Kate Andrias (@kateandrias) September 25, 2020
Jack M. Balkin
- Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School. He is the founder and director of Yale’s Information Society Project, an interdisciplinary center that studies law and new information technologies.
Trump promised an end to American carnage; instead he multiplied it. We are captive for the moment in the wreckage of his failed presidency. But we must keep our eyes on the possibilities for renewal.https://t.co/8E6whYiYlZ
— Jack Balkin (@jackbalkin) November 3, 2020
Bob Bauer (Co-Chair)
- Biden’s Campaign Advisor.
- Served as White House Counsel to President Barack Obama, who in 2013 named Bauer to be Co-Chair of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. He is a Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at New York University School of Law, as well as the co-director of the university’s Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic.
- Co-Authored “AFTER TRUMP-Reconstructing the Presidency” with Bob Bauer.
- Mr. Bauer doesn’t have a twitter, but what others tweet about him says a lot.
Bob Bauer: "It captures the whole, disgraceful story about Donald Trump's assault on American democracy."
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 3, 2021
- On Paper, Professor Baude seems like a conservative maybe even a libertarian, reposting the CATO institute for instance or an article from REASON the Libertarian magazine, but then you look at which article… He might be the closest we get to an actual conservative.
Impeach and Remove https://t.co/ZY3TMdgbSF
— William Baude (@WilliamBaude) January 7, 2021
- Twitter Bio: constitutional law prof; founder, The Inclusion Project; former litigation dir. NAACP LDF, Inc.; writing about race, justice and equity
I just signed on to a letter with 199 legal scholars, experts, and former officials reminding Senators that the oaths they swore oblige them to now weigh the evidence presented to them at the impeachment trial. https://t.co/PYA9OJetZK
— Elise Boddie (@eliseboddie) February 12, 2021
The House cannot wait for the cabinet to act. They must impeach this president NOW.
He fomented an insurrection. He’s not only unfit for office. He’s a danger to this country.
He tried to disrupt the certification of the election. Imagine what he’ll try to do on Jan 20. https://t.co/7jlDULbwIU
— Elise Boddie (@eliseboddie) January 8, 2021
Guy-Uriel E. Charles
- Twitter bio: law professor.@Dukelaw & co-director of the Center on Law, Race, and Politics. Infrequent twitterer. Former @MSNBC & @NBCNEWS election law analyst.
This is attempted coup. There is no other accurate description.
— Guy-Uriel Charles (@ProfGuyCharles) January 6, 2021
What an excellent event! Thank you so much to @ProfCAnderson and @ProfGuyCharles
for joining us tonight to talk about how we ensure everyone can vote. If you missed the webinar, you can watch the recording here: https://t.co/vb10mG516d https://t.co/uMKKcCq55h
— Equal Citizens (@EqualCitizensUS) March 31, 2021
Andrew Manuel Crespo
- Professor of Criminal Law and Procedure @Harvard_Law
In protest of Trump's seditious incitement? Or in protest of the Vice President's reported refusal to invoke the 25th Amendment? https://t.co/N1nngpkbPc
— Andrew Crespo (@AndrewMCrespo) January 8, 2021
Perspective | The federal police in Portland don’t even understand what ‘arrests’ are
By Andrew Manuel Crespohttps://t.co/v7bgW4KNLO
— Paul Rosenzweig (@RosenzweigP) July 25, 2020
- Partner, O’Melveny & Myers, Emeritus Professor Law, Duke University, Assistant Attorney General (OLC) 1993-1996, acting Solicitor General of the US 96-97
Daily newspaper, it is said, are the first rough draft of history. Sometimes a newspaper gets it exactly right the next morning. pic.twitter.com/TSnjRlEwYJ
— walter dellinger (@walterdellinger) February 12, 2021
- Professor of Law at Yale Law School, clerked for Judge Merrick Garland, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (Ret.), and Justice Stephen Breyer.
Richard H. Fallon, Jr.
- Story Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, served as a law clerk to Judge J. Skelly Wright and to Justice Lewis F. Powell of the United States Supreme Court.
- Twitter Bio: Author, Under The Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over; The Democracy Fix; The AOC Way(Seriously). Sr Fellow, Brennan Center. Distinguished Visitor, Georgetown Law.
“If provoking an insurrectionary riot against a Joint Session of Congress after losing an election is not an impeachable offense,” wrote impeachment managers, “it is hard to imagine what would be.”
— caroline fredrickson (@crfredrickson) February 8, 2021
— caroline fredrickson (@crfredrickson) February 18, 2021
- Twitter Bio: Law dean. Progressive who believes in federalism. New Englander. High-functioning introvert.
- Wrote that Justice Kavanaugh should be investigated for Sexual Assaults’
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) September 28, 2018
- Twitter Bio: Senior Lecturer on Law @Harvard_Law, former U.S. federal judge, author, unrepentant advocate
— Nancy Gertner (@ngertner) April 4, 2020
— Nancy Gertner (@ngertner) April 4, 2020
- A Harvard law school professor who served in legal positions at the Justice Department and Defense Department under the Bush administration.
- Served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel from 2003-2004, and Special Counsel to the Department of Defense from 2002-2003. He the Henry L. Shattuck Professor at Harvard Law School, co-founder of Lawfare, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.
- Co-Authored “AFTER TRUMP-Reconstructing the Presidency” with Bob Bauer.
Thomas B. Griffith
- Served on the U. S. Court of Appeals for the D. C. Circuit from 2005 – 2020. He is now Special Counsel at Hunton Andrews Kurth, a Senior Advisor to the National Institute for Civil Discourse, and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School.
- Was the General Counsel of Brigham Young University. Previously he served as Senate Legal Counsel, the nonpartisan chief legal officer of the U.S. Senate, and before that was a partner at Wiley, Rein & Fielding.
Tara Leigh Grove
Over 40% of individuals support court packing, says a recent poll @MULawPoll. “’I can’t emphasize enough what a sea change that is.’ … The term court-packing ‘used to be an epithet.’” Many thanks for the quote, @scotusreporter!!https://t.co/wWLnVb3eVy
— Tara Leigh Grove (@TaraLeighGrove1) October 26, 2019
Bert I. Huang
- Professor of Law at Columbia University, where he received the Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching from the law school’s graduating class.
Congratulations to Professor Bert I. Huang, who was chosen by the Class of 2020 to receive the Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching!
— Columbia Law School (@ColumbiaLaw) May 1, 2020
- Twitter Bio: President & Director-Counsel of LDF (NAACP Legal Defense and Ed
We need the #GeorgeFloyd Justice in Policing Act. A Senate rule (the filibuster) should not stand in the way of vindicating the constitutional right of Black people to be protected against illegal conduct by state law enforcement officials.
Pass the #GFJIPA https://t.co/vVOUsEBbGT
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) March 13, 2021
Michael S. Kang
- Research Professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, NBC News election law analyst.
Kang wrote, “virtually none of the legal claims of election irregularity that the Trump campaign has filed seem to hold any water. Courts already have dismissed many of their lawsuits in short order — sometimes within minutes of hearing out their lawyers.”
- Professor of Law at Columbia Law School where she teaches and writes about legislation, administrative law, antidiscrimination law, litigation, and inequality in the United States.
- Former attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund
- Clerked for Judge David Tatel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Justice John Paul Stevens on the United States Supreme Court.
Alison L. LaCroix
- Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.
- Author of The Interbellum Constitution: Union, Commerce, and Slavery From the Long Founding Moment to the Civil War
- Wrote against the individual right to bear arms in the Second Amendment that “Courts finding an individual right fell into that trap because of a false parallelism between the language “the right of the people” which appears in the 1st, 2d and 4th amendments. The 1st and 4th of course, have been held to contain individual rights. Therefore, the reasoning goes, doesn’t the 2d also have to?Not if the phrase “the right of the people” is ambiguous, which it plainly is.”
Margaret H. Lemos
- Professor of Law, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, and faculty co-advisor for the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School.
- Clerked for Judge Kermit V. Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
David F. Levi
- Professor of Law and Judicial Studies and Director of the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School.
- Clerk to Judge Ben C. Duniway of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and then to Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Trevor W. Morrison
- Dean of NYU School of Law, where he is also the Eric M. and Laurie B. Roth Professor of Law. He previously held faculty appointments at Cornell Law School and Columbia Law School.
- Member of the American Law Institute and progressive thinktank the Council on Foreign Relations.
- Professor of Law and the Caddell and Chapman Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law.
- Clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Justice Clarence Thomas on the United States Supreme Court.
Richard H. Pildes
- Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University School of Law
- Author of When Elections Go Bad
- Clerked at the Court to Justice Thurgood Marshall and to Judge Abner J. Mikva of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Michael D. Ramsey
- Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, foreign relations law, and international law.
- Author of The Constitution’s Text in Foreign Affairs
- Clerked for Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court
Cristina M. Rodríguez (Co-Chair)
- Twitter Bio:Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law, Yale Law School
- Author of The President and Immigration Law
- Non-resident fellow at the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., a pro-illegal immigration lobby and a past member of the Council on Foreign Relations a liberal think tank.
- Clerked for Judge David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Do not EVER forget this photo. Ever. I will not. https://t.co/HXAo93c6Ld
— Tracey Meares (@mearest) January 7, 2021
- Professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, where he teaches constitutional law and conflict of laws.
- Great-great Grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt distant cousin to President Franklin Roosevelt.
- Like the rest of the Roosevelt dynasty, Kermit is an avowed progressive.
Is trump still in the chancellor palpatine stage or is this full on emperor palpatine?
— Kermit Roosevelt (@kroosevelt93) January 6, 2021
Imagine it’s another country. “The president urged his supporters to march on the legislature. Security set the barricades aside as the mob entered.” Isn’t the next sentence of that story “Some legislators fought and others begged for their lives as the floor ran with blood”?
— Kermit Roosevelt (@kroosevelt93) January 8, 2021
- Twitter Bio: Law professor at Berkeley focusing on economic and political inequality @BerkeleyLaw
- Professor Ross’ twitter has been thoroughly scrubbed.
- Chair of the Berkeley Othering & Belonging Institute’s Diversity and Democracy cluster.
David A. Strauss
- Professor of Law and the Faculty Director of the Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic at the University of Chicago.
- Author of Democracy and Equality: The Enduring Constitutional Vision of the Warren Court
- Served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States, in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, and as Special Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee. He has argued nineteen cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Laurence H. Tribe
- Professor of Constitutional Law Emeritus at Harvard University.
- Clerked for the California and U.S. Supreme Courts
- Helped write the constitutions of South Africa, the Czech Republic, and the Marshall Islands
- Appointed in 2010 by President Obama and Attorney General Holder to serve as the first Senior Counselor for Access to Justice
- Most recently wrote, “To End A Presidency: The Power of Impeachment.”
- Seriously Anti-Second Amendment
- Massive Case of Trump Derangement Syndrome
“We can’t eliminate every motive. But we can reduce gun deaths — including mass shootings — if we focus instead on the means. The research is clear: The harder it is to get guns, the fewer people will die.”https://t.co/AgkCyYYphG
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) March 28, 2021
I've long thought that RICO was almost tailor-made for the Trump enterprise, with Donald as the deadliest of capos . . . https://t.co/bu3H1sms6A
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) March 16, 2021
Only a statute wd have the force of law, and it’s unreasonable to expect Biden to sign a bill disqualifying his main opponent. But a concurrent resolution “finding” Trump an insurrectionist might make sense in addition to a law creating a neutral process https://t.co/5BKWnruVAs
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) February 20, 2021
- Resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and an assistant professor of law at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School
- Clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
- Ostensibly Republican with trace amounts of TDS
Trump isn’t the only politician who plays with violent rhetoric and encourages actual violence.
But that’s exactly why his impeachment is so important. https://t.co/7TKFrMHIJm
— Adam White (@adamjwhitedc) February 13, 2021
Keith E. Whittington
- Professor of Politics at Princeton University and is currently the chair of Academic Freedom Alliance
- Author of Repugnant Laws: Judicial Review of Acts of Congress from the Founding to the Present and Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacy: The Presidency, the Supreme Court, and Constitutional Leadership in U.S. History
- Wrote on President Trump’s Impeachment Defense: “But if the Senate finds that the president has committed a high crime and misdemeanor, the fact that his actions might be covered by the First Amendment is not a defense that should prevent his impeachment and removal. When “but my free speech” is the last line of defense against conviction in an impeachment trial, conviction should be assured.”
- Twitter Bio: Pres. @brennancenter at NYU Law. Author The Fight to Vote, The Second Amendment: A Biography, etc. Ex-speechwriter. Opinions mine. Retweets ≠ endorsements.
- President of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. The Brennan Center claims to be a nonpartisan law and policy institute that works to strengthen the systems of democracy and justice so they work for all Americans, however, its’ opinions are frequently progressive leftist bordering on socialist and strictly Anti-Trump.
- Speaks fervently in Defense of HR1, the Democrat’s desperate rewrite of American Electoral Law.
Listen to @mawaldman: “The #ForThePeopleAct, #S1, would be the most significant democracy reform measure in over half a century. It is the next great civil rights bill & responds to the demand for racial justice in our country. It is long overdue, and it is urgently needed now.” pic.twitter.com/UwUOQU6t9l
— The Leadership Conference (@civilrightsorg) March 24, 2021
One unambiguous fact: does anyone doubt that the Trump insurrectionists were treated as they were because they were white? Can anyone doubt how protesters would have been treated if they were Black or brown?
— Michael Waldman (@mawaldman) January 7, 2021