Biden Moves Forward Agenda To Alter Supreme Court & Federal Bench, Begins Staffing Commission
The Biden administration is setting up a commission to move forward the agenda to alter the Supreme Court.
Liberals have fumed over how President Trump was able to level the federal judicial playing field, now they want to change the rules.
The administration has started to set up a commission to reform the federal judiciary and the Supreme Court. Nine of the 15 people assigned to the commission will be appointed and their mission is to study court reform.
From The Hill:
Those who are expected to be on the commission include Yale Law professor and Obama-era Deputy Assistant Attorney General Cristina Rodríguez and former American Constitution Society President Caroline Fredrickson.
Fredrickson has indicated in the past that she is in favor of court reform, saying in a 2019 interview, “I often point out to people who aren’t lawyers that the Supreme Court is not defined as ‘nine person body’ in the Constitution, and it has changed size many times.”
Harvard Law professor and former Bush-era AG jack Goldsmith has also been asked to to join the commission.
The Policitico reports that the commission will be under the direction of the White House counsel’s office with assistance from Biden campaign lawyer Bob Bauer.
During a 60 Minute interview in October Biden said that if elected he would put a commission together to examine reforms in the federal judicial system. Biden claimed the commission would have nothing to do with “court packing.”
“If elected, what I will do is I’ll put together a national commission of — bipartisan commission — of scholars, constitutional scholars,” Biden said
WATCH: In an interview with Joe Biden for @60Minutes, @CBSEveningNews‘ @NorahODonnell pressed Biden on his position on so-called “court packing.” It’s a controversial proposal that would add justices to the Supreme Court, from its current nine.
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) October 22, 2020