GOP Senators propose Constitutional amendment to block court packing

by Jordyn Pair · Oct 21st, 2020 2:35 pm
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Last Updated Oct 22nd, 2020 at 5:52 pm

A group of Republican senators have proposed a Constitutional amendment that would keep the number of Supreme Court Justices at nine as a way to prevent Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden from packing the court if he wins the presidency and Democrats take a Senate majority.

The amendment is called "Keep Nine" and would prevent Congress from adding or subtracting justices.

"Make no mistake, if Democrats win the election, they will end the filibuster and pack the Supreme Court, expanding the number of justices to advance their radical political agenda, entrenching their power for generations, and destroying the foundations of our democratic system," said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

The bill is co-sponsored by Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS).

Biden has repeatedly refused to answer if would pack the court if he won the presidential election.

🔦 A similar bill has also been introduced in the House of Representatives .


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