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Biden Names Panel to Weigh Bigger Supreme Court, Term Limits

  • McConnell calls commission ‘direct assault’ on judiciary
  • Biden faces pressure from liberals to add balance to 6-3 court
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President Joe Biden on Friday named a panel to study possible changes to the U.S. Supreme Court, including calls for term limits and more justices, fulfilling a campaign promise as progressives push to overhaul a court they say has been unfairly stacked with conservatives.

The 36-member commission will consist heavily of academics, along with a handful of former judges and courtroom advocates. The co-chairs, former White House Counsel Bob Bauer and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Cristina Rodriguez, are both veterans of former Democratic President Barack Obama’s administration.