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Court-Packing in GOP Dreams Only

Is President Obama poised to “pack” the federal appeals court in Washington?

“A type of court-packing reminiscent of FDR’s era,” warned Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley. “Packing the court because it has issued rulings against the administration is a cynical approach to the judicial branch.”

Democratic senators threatening to curtail the filibuster, added Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, want to “pack the D.C. Circuit so it can rubber-stamp the president’s big government agenda.”

When it comes to judicial vacancies, and especially the powerful D.C. Circuit, “pack” is the verb of choice, with its sinister Rooseveltian overtones of a president maneuvering to game the system.

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