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AOC Backs Court-Packing: Courts 'Should Not Overrule Legislature'

'I do think we should be expanding the court'

 on 19th April 2021 @ 4.00pm
aoc argued the courts shouldn t be permitted to overturn laws passed by congress © press
AOC argued the courts shouldn't be permitted to overturn laws passed by Congress.

Progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has supported the Democrat-led effort to pack the Supreme Court, which would assign four new seats filled by Joe Biden.

Ocasio-Cortez argued the courts shouldn't be permitted to overturn laws passed by Congress.

According to The Washington Times:

“I do think we should be expanding the court,” she told reporters.

AOC reasoned the justices overturning laws was part of the problem with the 6-3 conservative majority.

“The idea that nine people, that a nine-person court, can overturn laws that … hundreds and thousands of legislators, advocacy and policymakers drew consensus on."

aoc seemed to reject the principle of judicial review enshrined in marbury v  madison  1803  © press
AOC seemed to reject the principle of judicial review enshrined in Marbury v. Madison (1803).

"We have to … just ask ourselves, I think as a country, how much does that current structure benefit us? she said.

"And I don’t think it does."

AOC seemed to reject the principle of judicial review enshrined in Marbury v. Madison (1803).

Her stance repeated former resident Barack Obama's in 2012, when Obamacare came before the Supreme Court.

Obama complained, “that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law.”

aoc s stance repeated former resident barack obama s in 2012  when obamacare came before the supreme court © press
AOC's stance repeated former resident Barack Obama's in 2012, when Obamacare came before the Supreme Court.

"Congressional Democrats plan to unveil legislation expanding the size of the Supreme Court on Thursday, according to three congressional sources familiar with the closely held measure," The Intercept reported Wednesday evening.

"The bill would add four seats to the high court, bringing the total to 13, from the current 9," the outlet adds.

"The bill is led by House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler, Subcommittee chair Hank Johnson, and freshman Rep. Mondaire Jones."

The proposal comes less than a week after Joe Biden signed an executive order creating a commission to study the question of whether the Supreme Court should be expanded.

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