Biden creates commission to study Supreme Court reform
Court wrapping, here we come.
Starting Wednesday, his seventh day in office, Joe Biden’s administration will set up a commission to deal with Supreme Court reform.
According to the Daily Caller, the new bipartisan commission will report to the White House attorney.
Sources close to the matter say nine to 15 people are expected to be appointed, The Hill reports.
Some members have already been selected, including Yale Law School professor Cristina Rodríguez, former President of the American Constitution Society Carolina Frederickson, and Harvard Law School professor Jack Goldsmith.
However, this is not a surprise.
During the 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden repeatedly refused to respond whether he would grab the court, urging that he not open the matter until at least 180 days after his inauguration and after receiving informed recommendations from a non-partisan commission to amend the Supreme Court , reports the Daily Caller.
“If I get elected, I’ll put together a national commission – a non-partisan commission … and I’ll ask them to come back to me over 180 days with recommendations on reforming the judicial system … that’s not about packing up in court,” he said October. “There are a number of alternatives that go well beyond court packing.”
During the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who tiled the court by a Conservative majority of 6-3, the Democrats made it clear that “nothing is off the table.”
This essentially means war.
Carolina Frederickson, one of the members of the newly formed commission, previously expressed support for the expansion of the Supreme Court.
“I often point out to people who are not lawyers that the Constitution does not define the Supreme Court as a ‘nine-person body’ and its size has changed many times,” she said in a 2019 interview.