A network of dark money groups has united in the effort to expand the Supreme Court, seeking to turn the nation’s highest court from conservative to liberal.
A new report claims Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) are “leading congressional efforts to expand the Supreme Court from nine to 13 seats.” The groups Demand Justice, Take Back the Court and Indivisible have coordinated to push the issue among the American public.
In addition to adding four new justices, the efforts include placing term limits on current justices.
The group Demand Justice also holds close ties to aides serving President Joe Biden. “White House press secretary Jen Psaki served as an outside adviser to the group, and Paige Herwig, Biden’s point person on judicial nominations, also worked for the group prior to joining the administration.”
Demand Justice is headed by former Hillary Clinton connection Brian Fallon. Fallon also has connections with the Soros-led Open Society Policy Center.
Carrie Severino, president of the Judicial Crisis Network, stated, “The liberal dark money groups that helped elect Joe Biden and Senate Democrats have been pushing for court packing for years, and now they want what they paid for: A Supreme Court stacked with politicians in robes that will advance their radical policy agenda.”
President Biden announced earlier this month a new commission to examine both expanding the court (court packing) and term limits for justices, according to a report by The New York Times.
The Biden administration appears to quietly support the idea of packing the court. The dark money groups supporting the effort, meanwhile, seek to raise the importance of the issue among the American public.