Right now there are 8 instead of the full nine? Has there ever been 7, 6 or 5? What if a second judge leaves or dies and there are only 7 and Republicans still refuse to comment or confirm an Presidential appointment? What if there were 4, 3, 2, 1 and then finally ZERO. essentially removing the third branch of a balanced government? In 1789 Congress set the number of Judges to 6. 1801 Congress reduced the number to five. 1807 changed it to 7. 1837 went up to 9 to reflect the number of regional circuits.
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It really doesn't matter as long as the SCOTUS can make simple majority decisions. It is better that they don't hear cases, they do less damage.
Can you name more than a hand full of SCOTUS cases that were beneficial to the country and the people?
Due to character limitations I will name a couple:. Loving vs Harding; Brown v bd of Ed; Miranda v Arizona. This case would have had a majority vote is the Senate did not outright tell the Pres they would refuse to do their job.
I don't understand your last sentence.
BTW Civil Rights weren't solved by Loving vs Virginia, or Brown.
Miranda was one of 4 cases, and the 5-4 dec was not clear and convincing. Over the years, the decision has been watered down on the streets.
Cases address specific questions, as such, they may not solve all Civil Rights, but they solved the civil rights issue brought forth which is very important. Last sentence was in regard to recent Sup Ct case.
solve a problem or replace it with another problem.
Don't know what recent SC you are referring to here?
BradOcal ignores any input that appears to contradict his inner model of reality. It's called willful ignorance. That's why some people perceive him as a troll or bot. I'm glad he has strong views, some are carved in granite.
I think we refer to them as SCOTUS like POTUS
I meant to say and NOT Congress, the president or the SC.
During FDR he a 15 member SCOTUS. The problem was the founders left the details of the Judiciary Branch up to Congress. Not a wise choice in the long run!
Call me infantile but I think of SCROTUS every time I see SCOTUS