Two SCOTUS Constitutional Amendments the GOP should introduce NOW!

Right now the Democrats are going all in on the idea that a president appointing a SCOTUS justice just before an election or as a lame duck and the senate approving such a nominee before an election or in a lame duck session is an injustice akin to lynching to the point where they are justifying violence, saying the SCOTUS rulings should be ignored and

Given this situation I think the GOP should make an important gesture to let the Democrats know that they are willing to give their concerns serious consideration.

If I’m Mitch McConnell just before the vote on whoever Donald Trump’s SCOTUS nominee is I would offer the following two constitutional amendments for a vote.

DaTechGuy SCOTUS Amendment #1:

(1) No sitting president shall nominate nor shall the US Senate vote on any nominee for the SCOTUS in the period sixty days before a national election for President

(2)No sitting president shall nominate, nor shall the US Senate vote on any nomination for SCOTUS in a Lame duck session between the election and the swearing in of the next administration excepting when:

A: The sitting president has just been re-elected

B: The incoming president elect consents to said nomination

(3) This amendment shall be allotted twelve months from the date of passage for ratification by the states with a single extension of twelve months if requested by single any member of congress.

This vote should be pushed at once. If the Democrats really believe this, then they should rush to approve it and send it to the states. If they refuse to do so then we know all their protestations for “fairness” is BS.

I would also push the following Amendment

DaTechGuy SCOTUS Amendment #2

(1) The Supreme Court shall be limited to a minimum of 9 members and a maximum of 11 members

(2) This amendment shall be allotted twelve months from the date of passage for ratification by the states with a single extension of twelve months if requested by single any member of congress.

The Democrats keep talking about “packing” the court. Well if they want to increase the court’s size and are convinced that the polls showing a Joe Biden victory are real here is their chance.

Let’s get these to the states and see if the leftists screaming for this actually mean it.

Make them vote on all of these and watch them squirm.

Closing thought:

I’d also consider offering this third amendment to cover Ted Cruz’s worry about a split court during an election dispute

DaTechGuy’s SCOTUS Amendment #3

(1) If the SCOTUS membership is at 8 or 10 during a presidential election dispute a retired member of the SCOTUS shall sit as a “senior justice” on the court to hear any such dispute.

The position of “senior justice” shall be offered to the most recently retired Justice. If said justice declines the offer to sit the next most recently retired Justice shall be made this offer until a justice is found.

(2) If no retired justice is available to sit as a “senior” justice the most senior appeals court justice in the US court system shall serve as a “temporary justice” on the court exclusively to hear said dispute.

For the purpose of this amendment “Most senior” shall be defined as the justice with the longest tenure on federal court of appeals. If case of a tie then the entire time in the federal court system shall be a tiebreaker.

(3) This amendment shall be allotted twelve months from the date of passage for ratification by the states with a single extension of twelve months if requested by single any member of congress.

I particularly like this one because it honors a judge who likely is very qualified for SCOTUS but would never be nominated due to age.