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Liberal Justice Breyer Opposes Court Packing

“Proposals have been recently made to increase the number of Supreme Court justices. I’m sure that others will discuss related political arguments,” U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer said in a lecture to Harvard Law School on Tuesday. “This lecture reflects my own effort to be certain that those who are going to debate these questions … also consider an important institutional point. Consider it. Namely, how would court-packing reflect and affect the rule of law itself?”

President Joe Biden is creating a commission to study expanding the Supreme Court responding to a call from the far left of Democratic party to expand the court which was impacted by two appointment of former President Donald Trump.

“Discussion of institutional change should include discussion of certain background matters such as the trust that the court has gradually built. The long period of time needed to build that trust.”

“These considerations convince me that it is wrong to think of the court as just another political institution and it is doubly wrong to think of its members as junior league politicians.”

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