On May 16, 2023, while the nation was distracted by the ongoing legal battles of former president Donald Trump, Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), and Representatives Jerrold Nadler (NY-D), Hank Johnson (GA-D), Cori Bush (MO-01), and Adam Schiff (CA-30) quietly introduced legislation to expand the Supreme Court by four more justices. If all goes as planned, the justices will be nominated and placed on the SCOTUS by the leftist-controlled Senate.
According to Senator Smith, the Trump administration “stole” two seats in the SCOTUS, despite the former president’s legal justification to nominate justices to fill empty seats.
Per Smith, “The Court is facing a legitimacy crisis of its own making after ethics scandals and a flagrant disregard for decades of legal precedent in the Dobbs case. Recent decisions have become dangerously unmoored from any reasonable principles of legal analysis and transparently serve conservative interests. Doing nothing is not an option – we need to abolish the filibuster and reform and expand the Court.” Note the hidden bonus agenda of abolishing the filibuster as well.
“Republicans have hijacked the confirmation process and stolen the Supreme Court majority—all to appeal to far-right judicial activists who for years have wanted to wield the gavel to roll back fundamental rights,” said Senator Markey.
The left can’t let go of the Dobbs decision, although even Nancy Pelosi admitted that the initial Roe vs. Wade decision would never hold up constitutionally. The Dobbs decision didn’t abolish abortion as the left claims; it simply returned the decision to the states where it belongs.
But it’s not just the SCOTUS under attack. The left has been pursuing the confirmations of the most progressive judges for federal courts ever seen in U.S. history, ensuring that conservatives will never again be safe in the courtroom.
One such nominee has a stated hatred of conservatives and has gone on record as stating he would use his seat on the bench to punish them.
Meet Dale Ho, a self-proclaimed “wild-eyed Leftist” who proudly admits he is “accused sometimes of seeing discrimination everywhere he looks.” In 2017, Ho wrote: “But as a colleague of mine asked me over lunch recently, Dale, do you do this because you want to help people or because you hate conservatives? What he was getting at is that anger can in fact be a tremendous source of power. For me, righteous indignation can provide a sense of moral clarity and motivate the long hours needed to get the work done. But it’s only a short-term burst. It’s not sustaining in the long run.”
Nancy Abudu. The nominee for the 11th Circuit Judge in Georgia has made a career working for the Poverty Law Center, an organization known for classifying conservative groups as “hate groups.”
During Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, Senator Ted Cruz (R-KY) questioned Abudu, “How could anyone who is not on the radical left, how could someone who is pro-life, how could someone who’s conservative, how can someone who’s religious, have any degree of confidence if they were to appear at a court with you as a judge? You’ve spent a lifetime working for groups that smear half this country as white supremacists and Klansmen.”
Rachel Bloomekatz, nominated last year for the Ohio 6tth Circuit Court of Appeals, was lambasted for her consistent defense of 15-year-old Brandon Moore, a teen who actively took part in the 2001 brutal kidnapping, robbery, beating, and gang rape at gunpoint of a pregnant college student. The nominee took her arguments to the Ohio Supreme Court, claiming that Moore should have an early release and that his sentence of 141 years in prison was “cruel and unusual punishment.” The sentence was reduced, with Moore now eligible for parole.
Nominated to serve on a New York District Court, Nusrat Jahan Choudhury has spent her career working with the ACLU and claimed that police kill unarmed black men every day. The nominee holds a rabidly anti-police stance.
In 2022, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) noted that confirming these radical judges to the bench would be “a lot easier” in a 51-seat majority. “The practical effects of the 51-seat majority, it’s big. It’s significant. It gives us a bridge. We can breathe a sigh of relief.”
He went on to boast, “We are so proud of our record with judges. It’s one of the most significant things, maybe the most even, of things we’ve done.”
And they aren’t done yet. The Democrat’s war on conservatives will continue using an ever-expanding battlefield, the courtroom.
Just ask former President Trump how that is working out for him.