President Joe Biden may be pushing court-packing in order to exploit his power for political gain, but the hard facts show that it is a bad idea.
Even liberal Supreme Court justices, both past and present, agree.
“Left-wing Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer recently warned against leftists’ calls to pack the Court and before her death, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg also voiced opposition to it,” Breitbart News reported.
Breyer, a left-leaning justice appointed to the high court by former President Bill Clinton, said earlier this year that he hopes to “make those whose initial instincts may favor important structural or other similar institutional changes, such as forms of ‘court-packing,’ think long and hard before embodying those changes in law.”
“If the public sees judges as ‘politicians in robes,’ its confidence in the courts, and in the rule of law itself, can only diminish, diminishing the court’s power, including its power to act as a ‘check’ on the other branches,” Breyer said.
The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg also was against the Democrats’ efforts to pack the Supreme Court. According to Breitbart, she once said “there is no fixed number in the Constitution [and] this court has had as few as five, as many as 10 [justices],” but that “nine seems to be a good number, and it’s been that way for a long time.”
“I have heard there are some on the Democrat side who would like to increase the number of judges,” Ginsburg said. “It was a bad idea.”
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