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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Backs Court-packing; Says Courts Should Not Overrule Legislature

Added 04-18-21 08:47:02pm EST - “Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has backed Democrats' court-packing, arguing the courts should not be allowed to check the legislature.” - Breitbart.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Breitbart.com: “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Backs Court-packing; Says Courts Should Not Overrule Legislature”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has backed Democrats’ effort to pack the Supreme Court by adding four new seats that would be filled by President Joe Biden, arguing the courts should not be allowed to overturn laws passed by Congress.

The New York Democrat, part of the progressive “Squad” collective on Capitol Hill, reasoned the justices overturning laws is part of the problem with the 6-3 conservative majority.

“The idea that nine people, that a nine-person court, can overturn laws that … hundreds and thousands of legislators, advocacy and policymakers drew consensus on … we have to … just ask ourselves, I think as a country, how much does that current structure benefit us? And I don’t think it does,” she said.

Ocasio-Cortez appeared to reject the principle of judicial review enshrined in Marbury v. Madison (1803).

While radical, her stance repeated the position taken by then-President Barack Obama in 2012, when Obamacare came before the Supreme Court.

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