Democrat Senators Threaten SCOTUS in Brief

Dec 2014
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Deliver us the rulings we want or we will do something.

Remember the faux outrage when Donald Trump dared say anything about judges. And here we have threats made in a brief towards SCOTUS. Crickets all around.


Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island filed a legal brief before the Supreme Court in a challenge to New York City’s gun transportation regulations, advancing a broad indictment of the Roberts Court itself as he urged the justices to turn away the NRA-backed case.​
The brief, which follows back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, accuses the justices of delivering partisan decisions for monied Republican interests while warning of lasting damage to the Supreme Court’s legitimacy.​
“The Supreme Court is not well. And the people know it. Perhaps the Court can heal itself before the public demands it be ‘restructured in order to reduce the influence of politics,'” Whitehouse wrote, alluding to court-packing measures that have gained traction in progressive circles. “Particularly on the urgent issue of gun control, a nation desperately needs it to heal.”​
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Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii also supported Whitehouse’s amicus brief.​


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Deliver us the rulings we want or we will do something.

Remember the faux outrage when Donald Trump dared say anything about judges. And here we have threats made in a brief towards SCOTUS. Crickets all around.


Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island filed a legal brief before the Supreme Court in a challenge to New York City’s gun transportation regulations, advancing a broad indictment of the Roberts Court itself as he urged the justices to turn away the NRA-backed case.​
The brief, which follows back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, accuses the justices of delivering partisan decisions for monied Republican interests while warning of lasting damage to the Supreme Court’s legitimacy.​
“The Supreme Court is not well. And the people know it. Perhaps the Court can heal itself before the public demands it be ‘restructured in order to reduce the influence of politics,'” Whitehouse wrote, alluding to court-packing measures that have gained traction in progressive circles. “Particularly on the urgent issue of gun control, a nation desperately needs it to heal.”​
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Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii also supported Whitehouse’s amicus brief.​


A Pro-Gun Ruling Will Inflame Court-Packing Push, Democratic Senator Warns Supreme Court
Strictly speaking, the way they wrote the federal Constitution, the federal government does not have the authority to regulate guns. Therefore, all federal gun laws should be declared unconstitutional under the 2nd Amendment.

The way most of the State Constitutions are written, the States have reserved the right to regulate guns, but they can not eliminate guns from their States under the 2nd Amendment.
 
Dec 2014
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The hate that the left has for America.

"The ominous and unusual warning was delivered as part of a brief filed Monday in a case related to a New York City gun law," reports Fox News. "The [brief] was filed in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. City of New York, which dealt with legal limitations on where gun owners could transport their licensed, locked, and unloaded firearms. They are urging the court to stay out of the case brought by the NRA-backed group, claiming that because the city recently changed the law to ease restrictions, the push to the Supreme Court is part of an 'industrial-strength influence campaign' to get the conservative majority to rule in favor of gun owners."

The brief was filed on behalf of Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Kirsten Gillibrand, (D-NY), who all took issue with recent conservative majority rulings.

"The Supreme Court is not well. And the people know it," the brief said. "Perhaps the Court can heal itself before the public demands it be 'restructured in order to reduce the influence of politics.'"

Do the senators actually believe that the conservative justices will fold and side with the liberals to keep up with appearances? Perhaps not, though Chief Justice John Roberts has shown himself to cave in to political pressure in the face of Democratic bullying, as demonstrated by his infamous vote in favor of Obamacare.

The brief comes shortly after 2020 hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) openly stated during the Democratic Party presidential debate that he would rotate conservative justices off the Supreme Court if he became president.

"I do not believe in packing the court," Bernie proposed. "We’ve got a terrible 5-4 majority conservative court right now. But I do believe constitutionally we have the power to rotate judges to other courts and that brings in new blood into the Supreme Court and a majority I hope that will understand that a woman has a right to control her own body and that corporations cannot run the United States of America."



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Strictly speaking, the way they wrote the federal Constitution, the federal government does not have the authority to regulate guns. Therefore, all federal gun laws should be declared unconstitutional under the 2nd Amendment.

The way most of the State Constitutions are written, the States have reserved the right to regulate guns, but they can not eliminate guns from their States under the 2nd Amendment.

The federal constitution says "A well regulated militia…"

nuff said.. think again.
 
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Deliver us the rulings we want or we will do something.

Remember the faux outrage when Donald Trump dared say anything about judges. And here we have threats made in a brief towards SCOTUS. Crickets all around.


Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island filed a legal brief before the Supreme Court in a challenge to New York City’s gun transportation regulations, advancing a broad indictment of the Roberts Court itself as he urged the justices to turn away the NRA-backed case.​
The brief, which follows back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, accuses the justices of delivering partisan decisions for monied Republican interests while warning of lasting damage to the Supreme Court’s legitimacy.​
“The Supreme Court is not well. And the people know it. Perhaps the Court can heal itself before the public demands it be ‘restructured in order to reduce the influence of politics,'” Whitehouse wrote, alluding to court-packing measures that have gained traction in progressive circles. “Particularly on the urgent issue of gun control, a nation desperately needs it to heal.”​
...​
Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii also supported Whitehouse’s amicus brief.​


A Pro-Gun Ruling Will Inflame Court-Packing Push, Democratic Senator Warns Supreme Court
That's really sort of light/fluffy as far as threats go.

(Not really clear what it even means...)





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Nov 2018
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This is what the left does when they don't get their way. They expected to have a liberal court for several years, but Hillary lost, and Trump has appointed Justices who the Democrats see as a threat to their rule. Over many years, SCOTUS has made law. Now, we have Justices who believe in the Constitution.