Congressional Democrats have officially unveiled new legislation to expand the size of the Supreme Court of the United States from 9 Justices to 13, before Joe Biden’s new commission to review making changes to the Court has even begun to deliberate.
The bill will be introduced by Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Hank Johnson (D-GA), and Mondaire Jones (D-NY) in the House, and Ed Markey (D-MA) in the Senate.
It’s now official: Radical Democrats’ desire to pack our court is no longer a secret. It’s now out in the open, and a major push is coming – with or without guidance from Biden’s new Supreme Court commission.
The battle is just beginning, and we must stand firmly against these efforts to expand the Supreme Court and further inject politics into the interpretation of our Constitution!
On Friday, Joe Biden - after consistently refusing to answer such questions as a candidate in 2020 - officially announced the formation of a presidential commission to explore the possibility of making MAJOR changes to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).
Among these so-called "reforms" include potentially INCREASING the number of Justices that serve on SCOTUS, in an obvious effort to give congressional Democrats and the radical left a boost in support on our nation's highest court.
While official recommendations have yet to be made by Biden's commission, Congress will ultimately decide what steps are taken once they do.
Trust in our courts has already been steadily eroding over the years due to what has rightfully been interpreted by the American people as politically-driven decisions made by past and current Justices. But if our leaders in Washington allow Joe Biden to expand the court, there's no telling how much worse things will get.
The Supreme Court represents the only branch of government that ISN'T under complete control of the radical left, and if congressional Democrats' new court-packing scheme is successful, that one last safeguard could be permanently removed.
That's why it's so important to let our U.S. Senators and Congressmen/women know that we stand firmly against any and all efforts to pack and politicize the Supreme Court, and the time to do so is NOW.
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While alarming, this news is far from unexpected.
Throughout the 2020 general election campaign, Joe Biden made a frequent habit of dodging and deflecting questions about his intentions for the Supreme Court, even after stating during the primaries that he was opposed to court-packing.
But the truth has finally come out, and now, from the White House, Joe Biden has finally confirmed what we all knew to be true: He's not only open to packing the court -- he's greasing the wheels to make it a reality.
Biden put pen to paper last Friday, signing an executive order to establish the "Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court."
Per the White House, the stated purpose of the 36-member commission is to conduct a formal review of "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."
It's now official: Court-packing is on the table, and a major push may be coming soon.
While the Constitution does not specify the number of Justices that must serve on the Supreme Court, the United States has had nine - and only nine - members on the bench for more than 150 years, when the Judiciary Act of 1869 became law.
In the time since, only one president (Franklin D. Roosevelt, a liberal Democrat) has made a serious attempt at adding additional Justices to the Supreme Court. That effort failed, but Joe Biden is ready to revive it.
It's a bad, politically-charged idea, and a widely unpopular one among members of America's legal community.
In fact, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, a generally liberal member of the Court who was appointed by Bill Clinton, came out strongly against court-packing in a speech released just last week, claiming that "structural alteration [of SCOTUS] motivated by the perception of political influence can only feed that perception, further eroding [public] trust."
Even the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg echoed those same concerns before her passing last year, stating “I think it was a bad idea when President Franklin Roosevelt tried to pack the court,” and that “nine seems to be a good number.”
And they’re right: The Supreme Court was never meant to be political in nature or in conduct – its sole purpose was and remains to interpret the Constitution of the United States, and apply it properly to our nation’s laws.
But with Biden's court-packing scheme now in full-force, it's not only possible but plausible that the Democrat-controlled Congress may soon move to change that permanently.
That's why we must act fast and proactively, and tell our U.S. Senators and House Members to strongly oppose any and all potential future efforts to pack the Supreme Court if and when it is proposed as congressional legislation.
We've already gotten a taste of what four years of a Biden Administration may look like. But if his new commission serves its obvious purpose, Americans may very well be faced with a radical, politically-motivated, constitutionally-hostile new Supreme Court that will long outlast his term in office.
This is not a future that the American people, the Constitution, or the rule of law can rely on; it's a patently political ploy on behalf of Joe Biden and his radical allies to thrust the Supreme Court leftward so they can start piling up legal victories and hang onto power.
Court-packing is not the answer, and our federal lawmakers must oppose any such efforts to expand the Supreme Court that may come about in the near future.
Thank you for helping deliver this message to them.
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