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Supreme Court Lawyers Tell Commission Packing the Court Is a Bad Idea

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Joe Biden’s Supreme Court Commission was told packing the Court is a bad idea. And no, it wasn’t from a group of conservative legislators; the message came directly from Supreme Court lawyers.

Maureen Mahoney, a co-chair of the Supreme Court Practitioners’ Committee, told the Commission panel they are opposed to expanding the bench and adding more justices. The news is undoubtedly upsetting to liberals who have demanded Biden put more liberals justices in place.

During his presidential election, Biden refused to take a stand as to whether or not he was for or against packing the court but allowed the political environment, media and members of congress to fester on the issue. Instead, Biden created the Commission on the Supreme Court in April through executive order.

The Commission is composed of both liberal and conservative members who are expected to give a report in November about potential changes that the president and Congress could implement for the court. The next commission meeting is scheduled to take place November 10, and the conclusion of its findings are expected November 14.

“A larger bench could make arguments less productive, deliberations more difficult and yield even more opinions with less clarity in the law” sated Mahoney. However, the commission also heard from a group of progressive activists claiming adding more justices is long overdue. Funny, they did not say that during the Trump administration.

The Washington Times writes of the hearing:

During Tuesday’s hours-long meeting, a number of legal scholars testified about various changes to the high court and whether alterations would make the court more or less political.

Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice, pushed back against accusations that the conservative majority has only delivered wins for Republicans.

“There’s now been — starting with the Warren Court — 60 years of the living Constitution being used to push the law in a progressive direction. While there are certainly on the conservative side, there have been politically influenced decisions, you haven’t had this freewheeling, making things up out of whole cloth that you have had with the living Constitution,” he said.

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  1. Jim Morris

    July 24, 2021 at 11:33 am

    BLM has caused billions of dollars worth of property damage. They riot, loot, burn and kill wantonly and willfully. Black commit 80+% of all violent crime in the US. BLM and black crime in inner cities has ravaged the country for 14 months and counting. They’ve been enabled and empowered by Democrats, especially Biden and Harris. Hell yes, there needs to be an investigation.

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