The Democrats’ plans to pack the Supreme Court appear to be getting serious.
Left-wing proposals to put more justices on the Supreme Court have been floated for years. Now that Democrats have taken power, they’re putting those plans in motion.
A group of powerful congressional Democrats recently unveiled legislation that would expand the Supreme Court from nine to 13 justices.
“The Democratic bill is led by Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee,” reported NBC News. “It is co-sponsored by Reps. Hank Johnson of Georgia and Mondaire Jones of New York.”
If the bill became law, it would be the first time the Supreme Court increased in size since the Civil War era.
In a press conference announcing the bill, Nadler laughingly described the court-packing scheme in distinctly Orwellian terms.