3 Reasons Why Democrats Should Pack the Court

Josh Gellers
4 min readSep 28, 2020
Justice Ginsburg looks on as President Trump swears in Justice Brett Kavanaugh after a contentious confirmation process. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Before the ink had dried on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death certificate, President Donald Trump announced that he would nominate her successor. In a breathtaking display of hypocrisy, Republicans, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, united around the need to confirm a new justice only a few weeks before the upcoming presidential election. These same Republicans refused to consider President…

Josh Gellers

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