Dems seek to increase the size of the U.S. Supreme Court
President Trump and his administration were vindicated Tuesday, when the United States Supreme Court reversed the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision which held that federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials must immediately detain for deportation those entering our country illegally or they are exempt from ever being detained.
The 5-4 decision, split along party lines, said federal officials can detain illegals at any time for possible deportation after they have served their time in the U.S. for other crimes.
Read the complete opinion, including the wordy and contorted dissent written by Justice Stephen Breyer.
Justice Samuel Alito delivered the majority opinion for the court. He was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh.
Justices Steven Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan dissented.
The case Neilsen, Secretary of Homeland Security v. Preap, was argued October 10, 2018 and decided March 19, 2019. Today’s edition of the local newspaper buried the account on its single USA Today page insert, headlining it, “Justices rule against migrants.”
Democrat presidential aspirants are now discussing expanding the Supreme Court in 2020. This is not a new left-wing scheme. A bit of history:
In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), a liberal Democrat, was foiled in his attempt to “pack” the Supreme Court with 15 justices, allegedly to make it more effective. His actual motivation was to neutralize Supreme Court justices who opposed his “New Deal.” In the 1930’s, it didn’t have the word “Green“ preceding it, but his economic policies were just as extreme, as he used the Great Depression to shift the national tone from individualism to collectivism with the dramatic expansion of the welfare state and regulation of the economy.
President Franklin Roosevelt was the reason the 22nd Amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution — limiting the length of time a President could serve to two-four year terms. Congress passed the amendment in 1947 (ratified in 1951) after Roosevelt was serving his fourth term. FDR died while in office, but the man who used a cigarette holder, spoke pompously and on occasion wore a silk top hat, clearly regarded himself as president for life. The Great Depression, with its staggering unemployment, so devastated Americans, many were reluctant to change the nation’s leader, who was worshiped by some and reviled by others. Those dire years were followed by the Japanese bombing attack on the U.S. fleet stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which lead to America’s entry into World War II, thrusting the United States into further turmoil. Roosevelt was succeeded by then-Vice President Harry Truman a plain-spoken former haberdasher but decisive leader from Missouri, who never let his political office keep him from the walks he called his “morning constitutional.” On his desk was a sign declaring, “The buck stops here,” acknowledging he ultimately bore the responsibility for the often difficult decisions he made.