A coalition of 20 Republican state attorneys general are demanding that President Biden and congressional leadership not expand the Supreme Court, a proposal that has gained increased support among progressives.
The attorneys general expressed their opposition in a Thursday letter sent to Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
They responded to Biden’s creation earlier this month of a commission to study potential changes to the high court, as well as a House bill introduced last week seeking to enlarge the top judicial body from nine seats to 13.
While the Democrats behind the bill argue it would help restore balance to the court, which currently holds a 6-3 conservative majority, the Thursday letter argued that both the commission and the bill are a “coordinated attempt to justify a naked political power grab by the leaders of Congress and the President.”
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