Biden Commission ‘No Position’ on Court Packing

Joe Biden’s Supreme Court Commission has reportedly finalized its report.

The group voted unanimously to send the final report off to Joe Biden.

That report, however, may not have the one sentence that liberals wanted to be included in there.

No Position

Most liberals were hoping that Biden’s commission would support packing the court with more justices.

Joe Biden has already hinted that whatever the commission’s recommendation was would be his stance on adding justices to the Supreme Court.

Well, the commission has decided to kick the issue down the road to someone else.

The report, which is reportedly 288 pages long, will take no formal position in adding justices to the court.

Rather than take a formal position on the matter, the commission will present Biden with pro and con arguments regarding adding justices to the Supreme Court.

That is not likely to satisfy liberals, but it does give Joe Biden an out in terms of adding justices.

Had this report recommended adding justices, the uber-progressives in the party would have surely forced Biden’s hand on this.

The report summary reads, “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.

“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.”

On the specific issue of adding justices to the court, the report stated, “No serious person, in either major political party, suggests court packing as a means of overturning disliked Supreme Court decisions, whether the decision in question is Roe v. Wade or Citizens United. Scholars could say, until very recently, that even as compared to other court reform efforts, ‘court-packing’ is especially out of bounds.

“This is part of the convention of judicial independence.

“The commission takes no position on the validity or strength of these claims.

“Mirroring the broader public debate, there is profound disagreement among commissioners on these issues.

“We present the arguments in order to fulfill our charge to provide a complete account of the contemporary court reform debate.”

This will not stop the far left from continuing to demand that Biden add justices to the current bench.

Kelly Shackelford, who serves as president, CEO and chief counsel for First Liberty Institute, responded, “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.’

“Expanding the membership of the United States Supreme Court is nothing more than a transparent, partisan scheme to achieve purely political objectives and exercise raw power that must be rejected.”

Do you think Joe Biden will still be pressured to add justices to the court?

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Source: Fox News

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