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Old October 31st, 2020 #28
Stewart Meadows
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Stewart Meadows

I'm glad you brought up the "court-packing/depoliticizing" thing, Alex, because I've been seeing this a lot lately. Here's a good article about it from Fow News:

Published October 11

AP called out for adopting Democrat language on court-packing

'This story has been edited to make clear that it is Bullock’s opinion, rather than a fact,' part of the editor's note read

By Nick Givas | Fox News

The Associated Press was forced to add an editor's note to a recent story about the Supreme Court on Saturday, in which the outlet made it seem as if the Democratic strategy to pack the high court would "depoliticize" the bench.

The article, written by Iris Samuels, centered on a debate between Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Gov. Steve Bullock, his Democratic opponent in the upcoming election.

The AP's original post reportedly read, "Bullock said that if Coney Barrett was confirmed, he would be open to measures to depoliticize the court, including adding judges to the bench, a practice critics have dubbed packing the courts."

The report referred to President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

The line about court-packing serving as a way to "depoliticize" the bench was removed to reflect the idea that it was not a statement of fact, but rather the political opinion of a Democratic lawmaker.

And of course, the person who wrote the AP piece, Iris Samuels, is a jewess:

Iris Samuels covers gubernatorial and congressional elections in Montana for The Associated Press. (...) Samuels is a dual American and Israeli citizen

100 years of Jewish life: now what?

Iris Samuels
April 13, 2016 | 11:48am EDT

(...) From the first moment I stepped foot on Princeton’s campus, my Jewish identity felt like a blessing. When I visited campus last year as a prefrosh, I was welcomed into the home of the Chabad family on campus. I had lunch at the Center for Jewish Life and was given a tour of campus by a Jewish student. Even before I had committed, being Jewish made me feel like I was part of the Princeton community.