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White House Commission on Changing Supreme Court Airs Differences

In its first public hearing, the 36-member committee argues over whether Congress has the right to increase the high court’s composition.

10/16/2021 12:00:00 AM

President Biden’s Supreme Court commission split sharply Friday over increasing the number of justices, arguing in its first public hearing over whether Congress has the right to increase the high court’s composition

In its first public hearing, the 36-member committee argues over whether Congress has the right to increase the high court’s composition.

WASHINGTON—President Biden’sSupreme Court commissionsplit sharply Friday over increasing the number of justices, with conservative members questioning whether Congress held the power to do so and liberals arguing that expansion could be the only plausible remedy to what they view as a constitutional crisis.

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Friday’s meeting was the first public debate by the 36-member commission, which Mr. Biden appointed in April in part to defuse Democratic frustration over Republican actions that have produced a 6-3 conservative majority on the court. Read more: The Wall Street Journal »

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Should be talking about term limits instead of packing the court.

White House commission on Supreme Court reforms sees risks in expanding courtA White House commission studying potential changes to the U.S. Supreme Court said expanding the number of justices would pose 'considerable' risks and might further politicize the court, according to preliminary draft documents released on Thursday.

Biden commission releases research into possible Supreme Court expansionThe documents laid out various arguments around reforming the Supreme Court, but made no recommendations. The commission will meet Friday to discuss the findings and begin work on a report that will be presented to President Biden by mid-November.

Commission on Changing Supreme Court Skeptical About Adding JusticesA commission formed by President Biden to study potential change expressed concerns over calls to expand the size of the court, with some members warning it would “undermine, rather than enhance” its legitimacy. good The last two justices appointed to the Supreme Court were diametrically opposed to the will of the majority of Americans.

Biden commission releases research into possible Supreme Court expansionPanel will meet Friday to discuss factors that should determine whether and how to change number of justices, other reform proposals.

Supreme Court commission talks positively of shorter termsA commission tasked with studying potential changes to the Supreme Court has released a first look at its review, a draft report that is cautious in discussing proposals for expanding the court but also speaks approvingly of term limits for justices. The 36-member bipartisan commission, largely composed of academics, has been studying court reform and holding hearings, but it was not charged with making recommendations under the White House order that created it. As a result, much of the some 200 pages of materials the commission released Thursday night are history and context for reform proposals.

Justice Department to ask Supreme Court to block Texas' 6-week abortion banThe Department of Justice will ask the Supreme Court to step in and block a controversial Texas law that bars most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy while legal challenges play out, a department spokesperson said Friday. Texas want right to 'privacy' regarding Vaccines but NOT women's 'privacy' right with abortions? Anyone remember dumpster babies? Regulated clean providers & those secret ways and risks are less? Pregnant girls, maybe emotional, driving long distance out of state? Also, Christians, the body is their temple with a choice to choose God or not, and not ours to force on them.