Biden wants to regain control of the Supreme Court by increasing the number of seats
Joe Biden hopes to seize power over all institutions where Democrats have resistance and therefore announced the creation of a special commission to assess the increase in the number of Supreme Justices.
Since his predecessor, Donald Trump, managed to seat three conservative judges, the Democrats now have only 3 out of 9 votes.
“President Biden on Friday will order a 180-day study of adding seats to the Supreme Court, making good on a campaign-year promise to establish a bipartisan commission to examine the potentially explosive subjects of expanding the court or setting term limits for justices, White House officials said. “The president acted under pressure from activists pushing for more seats to alter the ideological balance of the court after President Donald J. Trump appointed three justices, including one to a seat that Republicans had blocked his predecessor, Barack Obama, from filling for almost a year.”
It is reported that the commission will consist of 36 members. According to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, the membership will include various former federal judges, lawyers and other liberal and conservative legal scholars.
Biden has no intention of waiting until the 82-year-old court’s oldest member is liberal Justice Stephen Breyer. Therefore, a 3-month campaign has been launched to reform the current charter of the Supreme Court.
The commission will be lead by Bob Bauer, former White House counsel for Barack Obama, and Cristina Rodriguez, who was deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel for Obama.
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