Democrats begin long-shot push to expand the Supreme Court

Democrats begin long-shot push to expand the Supreme Court Photo: WDIO-TV

KEVIN FREKING Associated Press
Created: April 15, 2021 03:39 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Legislation introduced by a group of Democratic lawmakers would add four seats to the nine-member Supreme Court, in a long-shot bid designed to counter the court’s rightward tilt during the Trump administration. Republicans are criticizing the effort as a potential power grab that would reduce the public’s trust in the judiciary.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she might not bring it up for a vote if it advanced out of committee and the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is noncommittal as well.

President Joe Biden last week created a commission to spend the next six months examining the idea of expanding the court and instituting term limits for justices. 


KEVIN FREKING Associated Press

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