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Trey Gowdy: “To the media, try to at least fake being fair, it sews the seeds of discord in our country”

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Trey Gowdy dropped the hammer on the media for its “overtly partisan” coverage of the Supreme Court. He called out media outlets of turning complex legal issues into a “provocative headline and tweet” to dupe their audiences into thinking the court is too conservative.

Remember, the court with three Trump judges routinely has enraged conservatives with many decisions proving they are not playing politics. It really is that simple, yet the media insists on painting a different picture.

Gowdy says that is sowing the seeds of discord in the country. Trey said: “To the media, just try to at least fake being fair. The way you frame issues and court decisions is overtly partisan. 

“It sews the seeds of discord in our country. It treats serious and complex legal issues with a provocative headline and a tweet.

“Liberal judges, they want to expand and empower and liberate.

“The words they use proves their bias, and their bias explains their diminished role in our country and diminished view of the court by the public.

“Do we want fairness or just a decision we agree with? 

“Can we separate what the law is, from what we want it to be?” 

“Do we have the discipline to win the debate or do we just want to win the Supreme Court vote? 

“We don’t need more or fewer justices.

“We don’t need to set their docket or their retirement decisions.

“We need a court that understands its role.

“Justices who can disagree with — and even dissent from even their own personal feelings, and we need to elevate the virtue of fairness.”

From The White House:

On April 9, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14023 forming the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, comprised of a bipartisan group of experts on the Court and the Court reform debate.

In addition to legal and other scholars, the Commissioners include former federal judges and practitioners who have appeared before the Court, as well as advocates for the reform of democratic institutions and of the administration of justice. The expertise represented on the Commission includes constitutional law, history and political science.

The Commission’s purpose is to provide an analysis of the principal arguments in the contemporary public debate for and against Supreme Court reform, including an appraisal of the merits and legality of particular reform proposals.

The topics it will examine include the genesis of the reform debate; the Court’s role in the Constitutional system; the length of service and turnover of justices on the Court; the membership and size of the Court; and the Court’s case selection, rules, and practices. 

To ensure that the Commission’s report is comprehensive and informed by a diverse spectrum of views, it will hold public meetings to hear the views of other experts, and groups and interested individuals with varied perspectives on the issues it will be examining.

The Executive Order directs that the Commission complete its report within 180 days of its first public meeting. This action is part of the Administration’s commitment to closely study measures to improve the federal judiciary, including those that would expand access the court system.

The two co-chairs of this Commission are Bob Bauer, Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at New York University School of Law and a former White House Counsel, as well as Yale Law School Professor Cristina Rodriguez, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice.

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