FFRF on board with 'Supreme coup'

Monday, April 19, 2021
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

gavel with U.S. flagA conservative attorney is not surprised that the Freedom From Religion Foundation is endorsing a bill to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court from 9 to 13.

Attorney Mike Berry of First Liberty Institute, a religious liberty law firm based in Texas, suggests the Foundation, which "certainly doesn't believe the Constitution as it was written," wants to expand the judiciary to accomplish the left's agenda of politicizing the court.

"They believe in the Constitution according to what they think it should say, and that's what they want in judges as well," Berry submits. "They want judges who will bow to political whim instead of interpreting the Constitution according to how it was written."

The Judiciary Act of 2021 is from Representatives Jerry Nadler (D-New York), Mondaire Jones (D-New York), and Representative Hank Johnson (D-Georgia). Senator Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) also supports the legislation. In statements provided to the media, executives of FFRF claim the bill will "rebalance and expand a court that has been politicized, homogenized, and captured by special interests."

Annie Laurie Gaylor, FFRF co-president, goes so far as to say that Justices Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett occupy "stolen seats."

Gorsuch was nominated by President Trump to replace the late Antonin Scalia after an election-year battle between the Obama administration and the GOP-led Senate involving President Obama's choice of Merrick Garland to replace Scalia.

Barrett was nominated in 2020 by President Trump to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Berry

"These two appointments to the high court will tilt its balance to extremist positions opposed by most Americans for generations," FFRF also claims. 

Berry goes on to add that supporters of court packing are mad about the mentioned nominations, as well as those for federal, district, and appeals courts.

"Opponents can't remove those judges because they have lifetime tenure, so they instead pack the courts in order to accomplish their political objective," Berry continues. "If you care about the integrity of our Constitution, the separation of powers, and an independent judiciary, then court-packing should be the number-one priority for you, [because] it will absolutely ruin our country and it will destroy our Constitution."

First Liberty has created SupremeCoup.com as an outlet for thoughts on the topic and historical facts about court packing.

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