JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ
The left has a new litmus test for any would-be 2020 Presidential candidates – do they stand in favor of “court packing” in order to tip the Supreme Court in its favor?
Today on the show, we discussed this radical new vetting process for the left, among other radical ideas being put forth by Democratic Presidential hopefuls.
We’ve told you how key Democratic figures have discussed adding additional seats to the Supreme Court. Of course, they only want this to happen if they win the White House and the Senate in 2020, so they can stack the deck.
Presidential candidate and Senator Corey Booker has also floated the idea, presumably if Democrats don’t regain power next year, of slapping term limits on Supreme Court Justices. In an interview yesterday, Booker said lifetime appointments are not healthy and every President should be able to choose three justices.
“I think I would like to start exploring a lot of options and we should have a national conversation,” Booker said. “Term limits for Supreme Court justices might be one thing, to give every president the ability to choose three, with people holding on to those seats in ways that I don’t think is necessarily healthy.”
Sen. Booker’s fellow candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren just held a townhall where she said we should “get rid of the electoral college” and only use a popular vote. That would mean smaller states would have no chance at getting their voices heard in the shadow of mammoth states like California, Texas, and others.
Warren claimed this would force candidates to visit smaller states, telling them this would make their votes count, but it would actually most-likely result in the opposite outcome. This would cater to California and the Northeast. Small states, particularly in the south, would be drowned out. Many smaller states would likely ignored altogether because their votes wouldn’t matter.
12 states and Washington D.C., sharing a combined total of 172 electoral votes have already agreed to have their electors just vote with the national popular vote, overriding the electoral college altogether, and ignoring the interests of their own residents. Those states are CA, CT, CO, HI, IL, MA, MD, NJ, NY, RI, VT, WA, and the District of Columbia. These new state laws will only take effect when states with at least 270 electoral votes join the pact.
They want to get rid of the Electoral College, but they are doing it by making an end-run around the Constitution at the state level.
What seems clear here is that Democrats are desperate, and want to reshape our established government and judicial system to fit their own leftist agenda. The ACLJ will be prepared to challenge this and stand up for smaller states to make sure all of our voices continue to be heard.
You can listen to the entire episode here.
Used with the permission of the American Center for Law and Justice.
Jordan Sekulow is an attorney and host of Jay Sekulow Live! and Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice’s (ACLJ) weekly television broadcast. Mr. Sekulow has served as a liaison between the ACLJ and its international affiliates. In 2014, he was appointed a Visiting Fellow of Oxford University at Harris Manchester College and served as a member of the Summer Research Institute at Oxford from 2014-2016. Sekulow is a graduate of Regent University School of Law, where he served as co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Regent Journal of Law and Public Policy.