President Joe Biden on Friday signed an executive order that creates a presidential commission to perform a 180-day study of the Supreme Court—including the possibility of expanding the size of the court.
Per the Biden order, the commission—comprised of legal experts—will examine topics that include the “genesis of the reform debate; the Court’s role in the constitutional system; the length of service and turnover of justices on the Court; the membership and size of the Court; and the Court’s case selection, rules, and practices.”
The Biden commission on SCOTUS will conduct “public meetings to hear the views of other experts, and groups and interested individuals with varied perspectives on the issues it will be examining.”
The group is tasked with providing a report to the president within 180 days.
The commission will be co-chaired by Bob Bauer, former President Barack Obama’s White House counsel, as well as by Cristina Rodriguez, Obama’s former deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, American Military News reported.
Biden has been very busy on the executive-order front since he moved into the White House.
This president—very early on in his term—“has signed a flurry of executive orders, actions and memorandums,” as CNN pointed out, many of which have been aimed at discontinuing or abandoning the policies of former President Donald Trump.
Yesterday (April 8, 2021), Biden announced an array of new gun control measures, as The New York Post reported.
Reaction to Biden’s SCOTUS commission announcement on Friday is already pouring in—check out these tweets for more information and insight.
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—By CNJ Staff