Wall Street Journal, Joshua Jamerson, Reporter discussed on This Morning with Gordon Deal
Groups are pressing democratic presidential candidates to back proposals. For changing the supreme court, a move that could draw protests from voters who don't want to up end, the state institution pack the courts a recently formed group led by San Francisco state university. Professor Aaron Belkin is trying to pressure candidates to support an expansion of the high court's membership. So far, he's been unsuccessful. More from Wall Street Journal, political reporter, Joshua Jamerson. Josh what's up here? Borne out of frustration on the less with the way to superior court has made a turn for the right over the last three years. Five four Janice decision for the court set that public sector, please. Of being forced to pay visas unconstitutional in there. Also, they've been in three straight nominations fight the girl except a miracle and fight the courses fighting Cavanaugh fight working crap coming on the side. And so since that station on the left with that in. So they're groups that are pushing twenty candidates aback changing the fundamental makeup of the court. What about right now? I mean in theory, Senate Republicans would love that with nice they could probably easily nominate anybody they wanted if they decided to expand to eleven or fifteen. Progresses. Getting a credit event. Hacked the courts with. You know, and they point to, you know, a lot of polling that shows that they come down on the right side of issues with the public and therefore courts, it reflects public since it oughta range of issues from abortion to workers rights. So the goal here is to tactic fifty with the goal of making it in a more progressive ideology, if they get a democrat elected president at twenty twenty exactly and they wouldn't. Then they wouldn't feel so strongly about expanding. The course exactly Trump said that and we'll publicans of Republicans as well that this is a democrat who can't win at about box and therefore trying to change the rules to the court favor. Can't imagine this is an issue that's top of mind for voters as it. They're very interested in but in the credit candidates, so far have been hesitant in embracing everything from expanding the court to eleven fifteen people feeding term limits for justices or making them of here to some sort of ethical such faking tax returns public even things that the candidates have set open to the stuffing, but they haven't been quick to embrace them. Because they know they could be risky, and you know, the four at the are tried and it was one of the biggest setbacks that heat furious industry. Why risk being with Joshua Jamerson political reporter at the Wall Street Journal? His piece is called democratic candidates urged toback supreme court overhaul. So how much weight I guess are progressives going to push their candidates to embrace this versus say other issue. Question. I we're going to have to wait and see already. Promise to wait into primary with ads that would let voters know that candidate eight support saints court whereas other candidate will be on your ballot for the democratic nomination. So this could be an issue where progressive tried to to meet out candidates that they feel are liberal issue. But for so wage lay on the first, FOX sexy. Josh Wall Street Journal political reporter, Joshua Jamerson. It's twenty one.