1) To avoid the “Ginsburg Dilemma”” from ever happening again;
2) To lower the court backlog by utilizing 7 quorums of five-member panels – cases randomly assigned to a quorum of justices.
The Democrat Party should model the U.S. Supreme Court after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals:
*the 9th Circuit employs 48 justices;
*the 9th Circuit randomly assigns small quorums (or en banc for major cases) to most cases, thereby increasing court caseload;
*if a 9th Circuit judge dies, such death does not derail the continuity of the court and its ability to process their caseload;
This is why I recommend 35 U.S. Supreme Court Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court, operating in seven quorums of five-member panels.
Such an arrangement would greatly reduce the court’s backlogged caseload, yet major cases could be decided en banc.
I think voters and party officials/politicians need to come to grip with the reality the incumbent party can set the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court. It is perfectly constitutional for our government to expand the number of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court.
A President Joe Biden should shamelessly appoint 26 Democrat U.S. Supreme Court justices to go with the three Democrat justices and the six conservative lifetime-appointees already sitting on the court.
Trump and McConnell will be upset that they didn’t appoint umpteen conservative justices to the Supreme Court before Trump was wheeled out of office…..like McConnell purrs: “Elections have consequences.”