It’s high time for a Fair and Balanced Supreme Court of the United States.
And the only way to have one, is to enact a permanent “4 to 4 plus 1” system.
This is how it would work.
First, start off with a “permanent platform” of 4 lifetime appointed Democrat Justices and 4 lifetime appointed Republican Justices.
And just have each one confirmed in the usual manner that they are confirmed today- regardless of the current POTUS’ and his political affiliation at that time.
In other words, if one of them happened to retire or pass away, then, the political party that he or she belonged to – gets to nominate another Judge to replace them- AND NOT the party in control of the White House.
In this way, the 4 to 4 status, would always be kept, regardless of any unforeseen consequences.
Then, both parties would vet the nominated Judge, just as they do today.
This “4 to 4” platform would always be maintained and gives each Political Party, a permanent, equal voice in the Supreme Court.
The “plus 1”, or tie-breaking and 9th Supreme Court Justice, gets appointed by the “People of the United States” at the time of each Presidential Election and in the following manner…
To truly reflect the OVERALL “Will of the People”, the Political Party that wins the Popular Vote at each Presidential Election, regardless of the Electoral College victor, gets to Appoint AND Confirm- without any input from the Party losing the popular vote, the People’s Justice to the Supreme Court.
Without input from the losing Party, this assures that the MAJORITY “Will of the People” is untainted, truly preserved, and therefore, heard and mandated.
This Justice- the People’s Justice, would serve 4 year terms, being confirmed, reconfirmed, or replaced, EXCLUSIVELY by the Political Party garnering the Majority Vote (Popular Vote), at the time of each Presidential Election.
This “4 to 4 plus 1” system, would render the most FAIR and BALANCED Supreme Court ever, totally eliminating any political stunts and steals, from any political party in the Senate- or House.
And therefore, would equally represent both Political Parties, as well as allowing the Voice of the People as a MAJORITY, to have the decisive representation in the SCOTUS.
In these tumultuous political times, the time has finally come for the Supreme Court of the United States to get a much needed, and well deserved over haul, which would truly serve the people of the United States, and not a particular political party.
One, that would equally represent each political party as never before, as well as allowing the overall, American majority, to have the loudest voice in the highest Court of the United States- as it should be, by allowing the political party garnering the popular or majority vote at each Presidential Election, to choose and confirm the tie-breaking Justice of the SCOTUS.
The time has come to reform the Supreme Court of the United States. To make it equally fair to both political parties, as well as allowing the majority of the American citizenry to have the decisive voice in the SCOTUS.
It’s time for Congress to act!