Democrat Senators shoot terrifying threat at the Supreme Court

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

Clarence Thomas and the conservatives on the Court have long been a target the Left. Now Democrats are out for blood.

And these Democrat Senators shot a terrifying threat at the Supreme Court.

Let’s face it, Democrats hate that Donald Trump was able to get three Supreme Court Justices on the Court.

And if they can’t pack the Court, they’re going to do everything they can to push the most conservative Justices out.

Now they’re acting on that plan.

Senate Democrats, led by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), have filed legislation that would allow Supreme Court justices to be disqualified or otherwise punished based on a yet-to-be-created and flexible “code of conduct.”

S. 359, dubbed the “Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency Act of 2023,” states that its objective is “to amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for a code of conduct for justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, and for other purposes.”

S. 359 would compel the Supreme Court to adopt a subjective code of behavior for justices and legal clerks, as well as rules for disclosure of gifts, travel, and income received.

Furthermore, the bill would force the Court to establish mechanisms for anybody wishing to file ethics complaints against justices, as well as for those charges to be adjudicated by a panel of circuit court judges.

Republicans, like South Carolina Senator Lyndsay Graham, have criticized the bill as an attack on the current conservative-majority Supreme Court by liberals dissatisfied with previous verdicts on matters such as abortion.

The law not only mandates a code of “conduct,” which would be highly interpretable, but it also allows the reigning Supreme Court and Judicial Conference the authority to change what constitutes right conduct as they see fit.

Does anyone else see why this could get messy very fast?

Individuals would also be able to file complaints against justices alleging not just violations of the actual code of conduct, but also that the justice “has otherwise engaged in conduct that undermines the integrity of the Supreme Court of the United States.”

If you didn’t get that, it means that people can just throw out allegations they think aren’t good conduct regardless of if it’s in the law or not.

“Upon receipt or identification of a complaint under subsection (a), the Supreme Court of the United States shall refer such complaint to a judicial investigation panel, which shall be composed of a panel of 5 judges selected randomly from among the chief judges of each circuit of the United States,” the bill states.

If the justice’s conduct is found to be deficient, the panel has the authority to “present to the Supreme Court of the United States any findings and recommendations for necessary and appropriate action by the Supreme Court, including dismissal of the complaint, disciplinary actions, or changes to Supreme Court rules or procedures.”

S. 359 also empowers the panel to issue subpoenas and conduct a full-fledged investigation, complete with hearings and sworn testimony.

The message is clear, conservatives are to do as Democrats say or else they will “pay the price,” as Chuck Schumer infamously stated.

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