jamie
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Can the court be packed via simple majority?

They got rid of the 60-vote threshold for SCOTUS nominees back when Gorsuch was nominated......

Right?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Packing the court requires a majority in BOTH the House and the Senate to pass a law increasing the number of members on the court.

    Note: There was actually NEVER a 60 vote threshold to confirm nominees.

    The 60 votes is for ending debate and actually holding a vote. The actual vote has ALWAYS required a simple majority.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No, legally incorrect.

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