Biden is setting up a Supreme Court commission that could lead to ‘court-packing’

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Having seized control of Washington in the tainted and corrupted election of 2020, which has turned Washington D.C. into an armed camp of fences, concrete barricades, razor wire and military personnel, Democrats are now setting about remaking the Supreme Court into what they want it to be.

A commission to “study” reforms to the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary has been formed, under the purview of the White House Counsel’s office, and is being filled out with the behind-the-scenes help of the Biden campaign’s lawyer Bob Bauer, who will co-chair the commission, reports Politico.

Some members have already been selected, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions, among them Cristina Rodríguez, a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Obama Department of Justice, who will join Bauer as co-chair. Caroline Fredrickson, the former president of the American Constitution Society, and Jack Goldsmith, a Harvard Law School professor and a former assistant attorney general in the Bush Department of Justice, will also serve on the commission, insiders said.

Fredrickson has hinted that she supports packing the court. In 2019, she said in an interview with Eric Lesh, the executive director of the LGBT Bar Association and Foundation of Greater New York: “I often point out to people who aren’t lawyers that the Supreme Court is not defined as “nine person body” in the Constitution, and it has changed size many times.”

Rodríguez’s opinions are less clear. Goldsmith’s selection, meanwhile, is likely to be the one to frustrate progressives. He was a vocal advocate of Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the high court — an appointment that sparked Democratic advocacy for expanding the number of Supreme Court seats.

“He will also be an influential figure within the Supreme Court building,” Goldsmith wrote in 2018 about Kavanaugh in a Time article titled, “Brett Kavanaugh Will Right the Course of the Supreme Court.” “He is a brilliant analyst with a deep scholarly and practical knowledge of the law. His legal opinions are unusually accessible. He is a magnanimous soul.”


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