On my last post about Biden ignoring the Supreme Court and imposing a new eviction moratorium, reader RT left this comment:
What will Chief Justice John Roberts do?
That will tell you how this CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS will be resolved.
What needs to be resolved? Whether SCOTUS and the US Court System are still Equal Independent Powers under the US Constitution. Or is SCOTUS just a debating society that can be ignored by the Exective.Branch when convenient?
Chief Justice Roberts has to call the Court back into session this week, or admit that his “deep concerns” about the power and legitimacy of SCOTUS he expressed as he ducked hard decisions and even changed his vote are absolute BS. He will confirm he is a pusillanimous failure.
Chief Justice John Roberts will DESTROY SCOTUS if he does not act.
Minority Leaders McConnell and McCarthy both better get off their butts and start screaming loud and hard, or the Congress will soon be neutered like the US Court System.
Here is my idea, and I don’t know if it will require a Constitutional Amendment or not. If it doesn’t, this needs to be a top priority for Republicans if they ever regain the government.
Create a federal law enforcement agency that is under the control of the Supreme Court and answers to the Chief Justice.
Much how the Capitol Police are answerable to Congress and the Speaker of the House.
The Federal Bailiffs (my proposed name) will have the powers of arrest within the jurisdiction of the United States of any government official who violates an order of the Supreme Court.
The Court will have its own set of teeth to enforce decisions.
If a president or governor or whomever ignores the Supreme Court, the Court can have that person arrested.
This next part probably will require a Constitutional Amendment, but I’d go so far as to say that the Court’s arrest of a president automatically compels impeachment. The House doesn’t necessarily have to indict and send to the senate, but the House has to at least hold the hearing.
The Court needs to have the tools to enforce their decisions as a co-equal branch of government. Without teeth it can be ignored.