Brian Fallon, a former spokesman for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, celebrated Democrats’ victories in the Georgia runoffs for U.S. Senate on Tuesday by urging his party to “eliminate the filibuster,” make D.C. a state, and pack the courts.
Make DC a state. Restore the Voting Rights Act. Eliminate the filibuster. Reform the courts. Revive democracy.
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) January 6, 2021
Fallon’s organization, Demand Justice, has been pushing for the expansion of the federal judiciary for months. The idea is to increase the number of federal judges and then fill the vacancies with liberal appointees, as President Jimmy Carter did.
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It’s time to increase the number of lower-court judges, and fill those positions in a way that makes the judiciary look more like America.https://t.co/rccUjvXA09
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) June 28, 2020
The filibuster is a procedural rule that