WASHINGTON – Congressman Democrats will enact legislation Thursday to expand the Supreme Court from 9 to 13 justices, alongside advancing activists pushing for the replacement of the high court.
The move intensifies the high-stakes ideological battle in the court’s future after President Donald Trump and Republicans appointed three conservative justices in four years, including People verified several days before the 2020 election.
The Democratic bill was led by Ed Markey of Massachusetts in the Senate and Jerry Nadler of New York, who chaired the House Judiciary Committee. It is co-sponsored by Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia and Mondare Jones of New York.
The Supreme Court can be extended by acts of Congress. But the legislation is unlikely to become law in the foreseeable future given the Democrats̵7; majority vote, including the vote of out-of-concept lawmakers and the president of Joe Biden, who said he ” Not a fan “of court stuffing.
But it represents a growing furor at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Senate who denied a 2016 vote to electing President Barack Obama to run. The vacancy, referring to an election year, before confirming Trump nominee Amy Coney Barrett this week ahead of last year’s election.
Anger has raged within the Democrats, and a new push indicates the party has not dissipated in an era of control over the White House and both Congress.
Lawmakers, who intend to introduce the bill before the court, will be joined by progressive activist Aaron Belkin, who is leading the way to take back the court. Chris Kang, co-founder and chief adviser of Demand Justice; And Meagan Hatcher-Mays of Indivisible, following the recommendations.
“The bill marks a new era in which Democrats eventually stop accepting the Supreme Court to Republicans,” explains Brian Fallon, former Democratic Senate aide and co-founder of Demand Justice. The court said. ”
“Our job now is to create a grassroots movement that pressures all Democrats in Congress to support the law, because it is the only way to balance the courts and protect our democracy,” he said.
Last week, Biden announced the establishment of a Liberal and Conservative commission to study the structure of the Supreme Court, including the length of service and the number of judges.
The size of the Supreme Court, which has fluctuated since its inception in 1789, has remained ninth since the year. Fri 2412
McConnell has seriously warned Democrats not to increase their court seats, saying: “There is nothing about the structure or operation of the judiciary to be ‘studied’. ”
He cited the speech of the deceased Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg in September and Liberal Judge Stephen Breyer expressed skepticism about an extension of the court.
“President Biden campaigned on the promise of cooling and unification of nations,” McConnell said in a statement last week. “If he really means it, he will stop oxygenating dangerous and outdated ideas and stand up against the peddling partisans.”