Joe Biden Issues Executive Order Examining ‘Membership & Size’ Of Supreme Court

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President Biden has signaled that court-packing might be on the table.

On Friday he signed exectuve order to create a bipartisan commission that will study structural changes to the Supreme Court and gave the group 180 days to produce a report on a range of topics including court expansion and term limits.

Conservatives had warned before the 2020 election that Biden would “pack” the Supreme Court to create a permanent liberal majority. Now, it looks like Biden has taken the first step towards expanding the nation’s highest court.

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and multiple conservative pundits accused Joe Biden of wanting to “pack” the Supreme Court.

RT reports: Biden never gave a straight answer, telling reporters in October that they would “know my opinion on court-packing when the election is over.”

Now, nearly three months after inauguration, Biden has signaled that court-packing could be on the table. The president issued an executive order on Friday to create a “Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States.”

Made up of a supposedly bipartisan group of legal scholars, judges and activists, the commission will examine the court’s role in upholding the constitution, the lifetime appointment of justices, and, crucially, “the membership and size of the court,” per a White House statement issued earlier on Friday.

To both Democrats and Republicans, the order came as an admission that Biden intends to pack the court. Progressive Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-New York) celebrated, declaring that “to restore our democracy, we must expand the Supreme Court.” 

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee responded differently, warning that Biden “wants to radicalize the Supreme Court.” 

Of the Supreme Court’s nine justices, six – three of whom were appointed by Donald Trump – lean conservative. However, some regularly cross ideological lines to side with their liberal colleagues, most notably when the court declined to hear Trump’s cases regarding alleged election fraud last year, and when it ruled against his plan to overturn an Obama-era policy offering a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants brought to the US as children.

The current number of seats on the court was set at nine in 1869, having changed six times before that.

Progressives have long lobbied Biden to ignore conservative outrage and pack the court, and the New York Times noted on Friday that his executive order was made “under pressure from activists.”

However, opposition to court-packing is not limited to conservative circles. In a speech to Harvard Law School students on Tuesday, Justice Stephen Breyer, a liberal and, at 82, the court’s oldest justice, warned against opening up more seats. 

“Those whose initial instincts may favor important structural changes” should “think long and hard before embodying those changes in law,” he cautioned, according to a Politico report.

11 Comments

  1. Bunch if corrupt free minders riding high on the gravy train No better than ant Joe Blow in the street and in fact usually worse in terms of their morality, and that is saying something , just concealed behind their grooming and deportment. Their composure and speech patterns So transparent .Just disgusting budgets over paid and totally under worked

  2. They dont care Rhey just want to 3xpamd the DNC s corrupt circle The Supremes font even act constitutionally anymore, making laws when rheyre only supposed to decide whether legislation is constitutional or not Just a debate club really of over paid bludgers A closed circle, a secretive society a high society an exclusive CULT of great deceivers ,great pretenders , acting like something they’re not. Named exactly in defiance if fundamental democracy ,as if we the peoples Lords and Master Planners embodied in mortal flesh .Contemptuous of the rabble ,the great heaving mass of the great unwashed low life .They should be abolished and a truly democratic lot set up ,a group of 120 randomly selected from all walks of life ,excluding the legal profession and politicians, and their families ,and changed regularly with a secret ballot but conoleyely open to the public with every vote monitored by media and any public who care to attend An open house to the people . And every volunteer must have a complete background check ,and nit by corrupt crooked criminals in disguise cops ,but by an new I dependent body of bystanders bodies and gossips to make sure that the 120 are not overloaded by any one parties suckholes. Change them like your undies Every day .

  3. Trump should have had them all arrested and flung into jail .Should have seized the House ,arrested Biden and Pelosi et al instigated Martial Law ,locked down BLM and anti fa and set up a military government until law and order were restored

  4. I got news for everyone, it don’t matter, the supreme court is already gone, the entire republic has been conquered. You are all concerned about nothing. It is like being concerned about playing with fire in a house that burned down already and is smoldering. Your vote isn’t going to do anything about it, your FBI is not going to do anything about it, your current supreme court is not going to do anything about it. they are all enemies of you.

  5. Everything Biden does is to protect the corrupt and the pedphiles. America won’t be safe again until all democraps, rinos, their associates and supporters worldwide have a bullet to the head. I’ll get gladly pull the trigger.

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