Federal Courts and Nominations
OP-ED: There’s more to repairing federal courts than Supreme Court expansion
In the waning days of the presidential campaign last year, Joe Biden appeared on the CBS News program 60 Minutes and responded to a question about expanding the number of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court. Biden said that, if elected, he would establish a “bipartisan commission of… constitutional scholars” that would produce “recommendations as to how to reform the court system.” That commission, which according to recent reporting is set to launch soon, has the potential to help restore legitimacy to an institution whose abuse by Republican politicians in the Trump years caused a serious undermining of public confidence in the Court.
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