Expand the Supreme Court
The entire justice system needs to be reformed because Americans deserve more justice. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.

The Supreme Court and the entire justice system do not provide timely and equal justice. America needs to arrest fewer people, have more judges at all levels, and improve facilities for housing inmates.

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America needs more justice. According to the Prison Policy Initiative, “More than 400,000 people in the US are currently being detained pretrial — in other words, they are awaiting trial and still legally innocent.” Citizens are wasting away, often under horrific conditions. America loves to put people in jail, but can’t seem to find the funds to treat inmates as humans deserving of dignity. 

People migrate from developing countries to the US legally seeking asylum. The immigration system, including the courts and administrative offices, are underfunded. This lack of funds results in people staying longer in detention or being free but forced to live in the limbo of an uncertain immigration status. 

The Senate Democrats have a bill to expand the Supreme Court to 13 justices. This could help the court get more work done. In 1963 the Supreme Court decided 377 cases. In 2022 the Roberts Court decided 47 cases. That is a major reduction in justice for Americans. Perhaps the justices should spend more time deciding cases that solve real world problems, rather than soliciting phony religious liberty cases manufactured through the Federalist Society case mill.

Politicians put obstacles in the way of justice as a way of controlling the population. This must stop. It is time to reform the justice system top to bottom to treat people with respect.  

While you’re here enjoying DonkeyHotey’s latest cartoon, please take a moment to read these articles on related topics: 

The cartoon above was created by DonkeyHotey for WhoWhatWhy from these images: court (Tripod / Wikimedia – CC BY-SA 3.0), sign 1 (Ted Eytan / Flickr – CC BY-SA 3.0), sign 2 (Lorie Shaull / Flickr – CC BY 2.0), sign 3 (AFGE / Flickr – CC BY 2.0), sign 4 (Mike Licht / Flickr – CC BY 2.0), person 3 (AFGE / Flickr – CC BY 2.0), person 4 (David Wilson / Pexels), person 5 (Paul (unless labeled Cathy!)  / Flickr – CC BY 2.0), person 6 (Katie Crampton / Wikimedia – CC BY-SA 4.0), person 7 (Mark Dixon / Flickr – CC BY 2.0), hat (Nikodem Nijaki / Wikimedia – CC BY-SA 3.0), no (GravisZro / Wikimedia), ball (Pixabay / Wikimedia – CC0 1.0), and clouds (Quinn Dombrowski  / Flickr – CC BY-SA 2.0).


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    DonkeyHotey creates art to illustrate news articles and opinion pieces. His current work is a combination of caricature, photo collage, and photo manipulation.

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