Interesting how the "pack the court" discourse has been dominated by the purported radicalism of the procedure rather than its outcome.
A liberal-packed court would defend abortion, protect gay rights, uphold the ACA and limit the power of corporations. These are all *wildly* popular. Most Americans have far stronger views on these issues than on the correct number of Supreme Court justices.
"Biden is going to pack the court!" is supposed to be a sick burn but it's completely devoid of content. *Not* packing the court means degraded voting rights, ascendant corporations, unaccountable police officers and a bunch of other outcomes Americans care far more about.
This seems to me like one of the core differences between movement liberals and movement conservatives. Center-left voters are uncomfortable with procedural norm-breaking. Right-wing voters want outcomes.
Yes. These are the choices. There is no reason to uphold an arbitrary procedural norm that consistently produces bad outcomes. Stuff like how many justices and the length of their terms, it's all just made up!

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