Joe Biden To Form Commission To Study ‘Membership & Size’ Of The Supreme Court


The White House on Friday, April 9, 2021, announced a long-awaited commission to consider reforms to the Supreme Court, including its size, as progressives push President Joe Biden to pack the court in order to combat the dominance of its conservative wing.

In addition to looking at the “membership and size” of the nation’s highest judicial body, the commission will also examine the “length of service and turnover of justices,” as well as its “role in the constitutional system,” the White House said in a statement.

The commission consists of a “bipartisan group of experts on the Court and the Court reform debate,” including scholars, former judges, lawyers who have appeared before the Supreme Court, and reform advocates.

It is co-chaired by White House counsel Bob Bauer and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Christina Rodriguez, both former Obama appointees who are now law professors at NYU and Yale respectively.