Several prominent Democrats have pushed for Supreme Court expansion
First Liberty Institute presented a public statement The Presidential Commission on the United States Supreme Court, on behalf of more than 400,000 Americans, called for the rejection of the Democrat-backed notion of adding seats on the High Court.
“The partisan ‘court reform’ proposals threaten the civil liberties of all Americans, and the political manipulation of our judiciary threatens the integrity of our constitutional democracy,” the statement said.
It said, “The overwhelming majority of Americans rejected proposals to ‘reform’ the Supreme Court of the United States by limiting and limiting judicial review.” “The history of our own country – and the experience of other countries – gives a stern warning against restructuring the judiciary.”
comment was written by First Freedom Institute and endorsed and signed by leaders that included former Attorney General Ed Meese, Rev. Franklin Graham, Brent William Gardner and others. The remarks warn against court-reform proposals that have been debated by the commission, which was set up by President Biden, and insists they are dangerous.
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“Court-packing is a terrifying, dangerous idea that Americans view as an act of pure political vendetta, threatening our courts and the civil liberties of all Americans,” said Kelly Shackelford, the statement’s author and organizer of the Coalition. He is also the President, CEO and Chief Counsel of First Liberty Institute. “An independent judiciary is a necessary check on the fleeting political whims of the power of the executive and legislative branches and the culture that preserves our constitutional republic.”
Since its founding, the commission, which is set to dissolve in November, has asked the public to reform the judiciary that could include adding seats on the nine-member US Supreme Court.
The commission is scheduled to meet on October 15 and several times thereafter, before releasing a report on its findings.
Several prominent Democrats, including Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have criticized the court for its recent rulings on Arizona voting laws.
Other Democrats have also pushed for additional seats on the Supreme Court to be added.
Ed Markey, D-Mass., along with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D.N.Y., and Judiciary Committee members Mondaire Jones, D.N.Y., and Hank Johnson, D-Ga., stand outside the Supreme Court. To announce its legislation to expand the high court from nine to 13 judges in April.
According to Markey, the expansion of the Supreme Court from 9 judges to 13 courts “wrongful rights committed by Republicans”.
“We are here today because the United States Supreme Court is broken,” Markey said. “It’s out of balance. It needs to be fixed. Expanding the Supreme Court is equal justice and will ensure that all Americans are given equal justice.”