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Getting The Supreme Court Back “In Whack”

November 2, 2020 Emma Smith 0

  Put simply by former Vice President and Democractic Presidential candidate Joe Biden, the Supreme Court is “out of whack.” If elected, Biden says he will convene a bipartisan commission of legal scholars to study possible ways to reform the federal judiciary and make recommendations within 180 days. If Democrats take both the White House and Senate come election day, they have a number of options to consider, each with its own set of legal and political hurdles that must be cleared.  Here are four of the proposals gaining the most traction: Court Packing Google searches for the phrase “court packing” skyrocketed to their highest frequencies in five years just days after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Court packing entails adding more judges to a court than there currently are in order to restore ideological balance to the bench. Progressive democrats have discussed the possibility of adding either […]