Fill the cracks in the Constitution

Posted 10/23/20

To the Editor:

Why should Democrats be apologetic about adding more judges to the Supreme Court? What is wrong with 11 justices? We have 12 jurors on a jury don’t we? If 12 is good enough for a …

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To the Editor:

Why should Democrats be apologetic about adding more judges to the Supreme Court? What is wrong with 11 justices? We have 12 jurors on a jury don’t we? If 12 is good enough for a jury then 11 is good enough for the Supreme Court. The Republicans have already stacked the court with two conservative judges and I see no reason why Democrats should avoid negating this pure power play.

Congress has to go one step further to fix this procedural Constitutional hole we have. Congress should amend the Constitution to specify that the Senate must begin the Advise and Consent process within 30 days of the President submitting his nomination and that the President could not submit a candidate in the final year of his term.

The Constitution cannot possibly define every single action that legislators should take. In these instances, it has operated on the good faith and behavior amongst themselves. The behavior of Trump, McConnell, Graham and other Republicans have exposed clearly that dishonorable men behaving mischievously have exposed the cracks in the Constitution. It is time to fill the cracks and Democrats should not be apologetic in doing so.

Michael Izquierdo

Pittsboro

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