January 26, 2022

Supreme Court commission to report ‘no position’ on court packing

The Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court voted Tuesday to approve its final report to send to President Joe Biden, which is expected to include “no position” on the issue of court-packing.

The 34-member group has drafted a nearly 300-page report sharing its research regarding Supreme Court issues such as adding additional justices to the Supreme Court and term limits for justices.

“Given the size and nature of the Commission and the complexity of the issues addressed, individual members of the Commission would have written the Report with different emphases and approaches,” the report’s summary stated.

“But the Commission submits this Report today in the belief that it represents a fair and constructive treatment of the complex and often highly controversial issues it was charged with examining,” it added.

“The American public reject court-packing and any other attempt to destabilize the judiciary. Even after numerous polls show Americans reject court-packing, far-Left progressives are clearly trying to expand their political power under the guise of ‘court-reform,'” Kelly Shackelford, who leads First Liberty Institute, said in a statement.

The commission’s work is unlikely to satisfy Biden’s supporters who expected his term to include court-packing as part of his accomplishments.

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