President Joe Biden’s commission to study the Supreme Court has some people thinking there could be fast action on expanding the court. In this latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains the many obstacles in the way for the court to be expanded anytime soon, if at all.
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Our democracy is under assault, and the Supreme Court has dealt the sharpest blows.
To restore power to the people, we must #ExpandTheCourt.
— Rep. Mondaire Jones (@RepMondaire) April 15, 2021
President Biden to Sign Executive Order Creating the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States
Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin told me that he is not ready to endorse the new bill to expand the Supreme Court to 13 justices, saying he is not prepared to bring it up for a committee vote yet.
“I'm not ready to sign on.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 15, 2021
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