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Biden's Supreme Court panel doesn't recommend adding justices, other big changes

Added 12-07-21 08:03:02pm EST - “They studied, listened and debated, and after seven months of work, President Biden's commission on the Supreme Court failed to recommend any big changes to the way the justices operate. The toothless final report was adopted and…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Biden’s Supreme Court panel doesn’t recommend adding justices or making other major changes”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

They studied, listened and debated, and after seven months of work, President Biden’s commission on the Supreme Court failed to recommend any significant changes to the way the justices operate.

While suggesting that term limits deserve a closer look, the panel said there was “profound disagreement” over liberal activists’ proposal to expand the court and give Democrats a chance to appoint more justices, surmounting the 6-3 advantage of Republican appointees.

Liberal commissioners, who dominated the panel, considered the final version a victory because they managed to block efforts to come out in opposition to expanding the court.

Conservative commissioners said the report was a helpful look at the history of court changes and the options available. They said it avoided politically tinged recommendations from Democrats who are upset at a court they are increasingly failing to control.

“We must approach with great caution and skepticism any proposal that has even the potential to reduce judicial independence,” said David F. Levi, a former federal judge and now a professor at Duke Law School.

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