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Biden starts staffing a commission on Supreme Court reform​

He pushed the idea as a candidate during the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation fight. Now, he’s getting it going.
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The Supreme Court building is pictured in Washington, D.C. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images
By TYLER PAGER
01/27/2021 12:14 PM EST


The Biden administration is moving forward with the creation of a bipartisan commission to study reforms to the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary.
The commission will be housed under the purview of the White House Counsel’s office and filled out with the behind-the-scenes help of the Biden campaign’s lawyer Bob Bauer. Its specific mandate is still being decided. But, in a signal that the commission is indeed moving ahead, some members have already been selected, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions.

Among those who will be on the commission are Cristina Rodríguez, a professor at Yale Law School and a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Obama Department of Justice, who has been tapped to co-chair the commission. Caroline Fredrickson, the former president of the American Constitution Society, and Jack Goldsmith, a Harvard Law School professor and a former assistant attorney general in the Bush Department of Justice, will also serve on the commission, those familiar with discussions said.


Fredrickson has hinted that she is intellectually supportive of ideas like court expansion. In 2019, she said in an interview with Eric Lesh, the executive director of the LGBT Bar Association and Foundation of Greater New York: “I often point out to people who aren't lawyers that the Supreme Court is not defined as ‘nine person body’ in the Constitution, and it has changed size many times.”
Rodríguez’s opinions on court reforms are less clear. Goldsmith’s selection, meanwhile, is likely to be the one to frustrate progressives. A senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Goldsmith did not support Trump and is a friend and co-author of Bauer. But he was a vocal advocate of Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the high court — an appointment that sparked Democratic advocacy for expanding the number of Supreme Court seats.
“He will also be an influential figure within the Supreme Court building,” Goldsmith wrote in 2018 about Kavanaugh in a Time article titled, “Brett Kavanaugh Will Right the Course of the Supreme Court.” “He is a brilliant analyst with a deep scholarly and practical knowledge of the law. His legal opinions are unusually accessible. He is a magnanimous soul.”
The White House declined to comment. But a source familiar with the discussion expects between nine and 15 members total to be appointed to the commission.
Rodríguez and Goldsmith did not respond to a request for comment, and Fredrickson declined to comment.
The idea for a commission came together amid the push by Republican senators to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in the weeks before the November election. Under intense pressure to consider reforms to the Supreme Court’s composition — including court expansion — Biden performed a classic Washington, D.C., punt. He announced in October that if he was elected, he would form such a commission to study structural changes. But Biden also conceded he is “not a fan of court packing.”



"The last thing we need to do is turn the Supreme Court into just a political football, whoever has the most votes gets whatever they want," Biden said in a “60 Minutes” interview in October. "Presidents come and go. Supreme Court justices stay for generations."
Progressive groups pushing for court expansion responded with skepticism to Biden’s announcement at the time. And they’ve remained skeptical to this day.
“Commissions are often places where ideas go to die and there is no time on the clock to reform the court,” said Aaron Belkin, the director of Take Back the Court, a progressive group advocating for adding seats to the Supreme Court. “The entire agenda of what needs to get done is in jeopardy thanks to stolen federal courts.”
“We know,” he added, “that court expansion is the only strategy to allow the administration to solve the problems facing the country.”
Bauer, who is not planning to go into the administration, is himself a proponent of term limits for federal judges. He has been helping with the creation of the commission in an advisory role and, according to a person familiar with the deliberations, initially proposed the idea of forming a commission to study the issue of court reform.
Progressives’ push to expand the Supreme Court was reenergized after Democrats won both Georgia Senate runoff races in January, giving them control of all three branches of government for the first time since 2010.
But any major structural reform would still be a heavy lift, as several Democratic senators have signaled their opposition to such measures. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday he was waiting for Biden’s commission to decide a path forward on reforms to the Supreme Court.
“President Biden has put together this commission to come up with a report in 180 days,” he said in an MSNBC interview this week. “We’re going to see what the commission says and go from there.”









 
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Biden starts staffing a commission on Supreme Court reform​

He pushed the idea as a candidate during the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation fight. Now, he’s getting it going.
Supreme Court


The Supreme Court building is pictured in Washington, D.C. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images
By TYLER PAGER
01/27/2021 12:14 PM EST


The Biden administration is moving forward with the creation of a bipartisan commission to study reforms to the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary.
The commission will be housed under the purview of the White House Counsel’s office and filled out with the behind-the-scenes help of the Biden campaign’s lawyer Bob Bauer. Its specific mandate is still being decided. But, in a signal that the commission is indeed moving ahead, some members have already been selected, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions.

Among those who will be on the commission are Cristina Rodríguez, a professor at Yale Law School and a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Obama Department of Justice, who has been tapped to co-chair the commission. Caroline Fredrickson, the former president of the American Constitution Society, and Jack Goldsmith, a Harvard Law School professor and a former assistant attorney general in the Bush Department of Justice, will also serve on the commission, those familiar with discussions said.


Fredrickson has hinted that she is intellectually supportive of ideas like court expansion. In 2019, she said in an interview with Eric Lesh, the executive director of the LGBT Bar Association and Foundation of Greater New York: “I often point out to people who aren't lawyers that the Supreme Court is not defined as ‘nine person body’ in the Constitution, and it has changed size many times.”
Rodríguez’s opinions on court reforms are less clear. Goldsmith’s selection, meanwhile, is likely to be the one to frustrate progressives. A senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Goldsmith did not support Trump and is a friend and co-author of Bauer. But he was a vocal advocate of Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the high court — an appointment that sparked Democratic advocacy for expanding the number of Supreme Court seats.
“He will also be an influential figure within the Supreme Court building,” Goldsmith wrote in 2018 about Kavanaugh in a Time article titled, “Brett Kavanaugh Will Right the Course of the Supreme Court.” “He is a brilliant analyst with a deep scholarly and practical knowledge of the law. His legal opinions are unusually accessible. He is a magnanimous soul.”
The White House declined to comment. But a source familiar with the discussion expects between nine and 15 members total to be appointed to the commission.
Rodríguez and Goldsmith did not respond to a request for comment, and Fredrickson declined to comment.
The idea for a commission came together amid the push by Republican senators to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in the weeks before the November election. Under intense pressure to consider reforms to the Supreme Court’s composition — including court expansion — Biden performed a classic Washington, D.C., punt. He announced in October that if he was elected, he would form such a commission to study structural changes. But Biden also conceded he is “not a fan of court packing.”



"The last thing we need to do is turn the Supreme Court into just a political football, whoever has the most votes gets whatever they want," Biden said in a “60 Minutes” interview in October. "Presidents come and go. Supreme Court justices stay for generations."
Progressive groups pushing for court expansion responded with skepticism to Biden’s announcement at the time. And they’ve remained skeptical to this day.
“Commissions are often places where ideas go to die and there is no time on the clock to reform the court,” said Aaron Belkin, the director of Take Back the Court, a progressive group advocating for adding seats to the Supreme Court. “The entire agenda of what needs to get done is in jeopardy thanks to stolen federal courts.”
“We know,” he added, “that court expansion is the only strategy to allow the administration to solve the problems facing the country.”
Bauer, who is not planning to go into the administration, is himself a proponent of term limits for federal judges. He has been helping with the creation of the commission in an advisory role and, according to a person familiar with the deliberations, initially proposed the idea of forming a commission to study the issue of court reform.
Progressives’ push to expand the Supreme Court was reenergized after Democrats won both Georgia Senate runoff races in January, giving them control of all three branches of government for the first time since 2010.
But any major structural reform would still be a heavy lift, as several Democratic senators have signaled their opposition to such measures. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday he was waiting for Biden’s commission to decide a path forward on reforms to the Supreme Court.
“President Biden has put together this commission to come up with a report in 180 days,” he said in an MSNBC interview this week. “We’re going to see what the commission says and go from there.”




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Biden starts staffing a commission on Supreme Court reform​

He pushed the idea as a candidate during the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation fight. Now, he’s getting it going.
Supreme Court


The Supreme Court building is pictured in Washington, D.C. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images
By TYLER PAGER
01/27/2021 12:14 PM EST


The Biden administration is moving forward with the creation of a bipartisan commission to study reforms to the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary.
The commission will be housed under the purview of the White House Counsel’s office and filled out with the behind-the-scenes help of the Biden campaign’s lawyer Bob Bauer. Its specific mandate is still being decided. But, in a signal that the commission is indeed moving ahead, some members have already been selected, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions.

Among those who will be on the commission are Cristina Rodríguez, a professor at Yale Law School and a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Obama Department of Justice, who has been tapped to co-chair the commission. Caroline Fredrickson, the former president of the American Constitution Society, and Jack Goldsmith, a Harvard Law School professor and a former assistant attorney general in the Bush Department of Justice, will also serve on the commission, those familiar with discussions said.


Fredrickson has hinted that she is intellectually supportive of ideas like court expansion. In 2019, she said in an interview with Eric Lesh, the executive director of the LGBT Bar Association and Foundation of Greater New York: “I often point out to people who aren't lawyers that the Supreme Court is not defined as ‘nine person body’ in the Constitution, and it has changed size many times.”
Rodríguez’s opinions on court reforms are less clear. Goldsmith’s selection, meanwhile, is likely to be the one to frustrate progressives. A senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Goldsmith did not support Trump and is a friend and co-author of Bauer. But he was a vocal advocate of Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the high court — an appointment that sparked Democratic advocacy for expanding the number of Supreme Court seats.
“He will also be an influential figure within the Supreme Court building,” Goldsmith wrote in 2018 about Kavanaugh in a Time article titled, “Brett Kavanaugh Will Right the Course of the Supreme Court.” “He is a brilliant analyst with a deep scholarly and practical knowledge of the law. His legal opinions are unusually accessible. He is a magnanimous soul.”
The White House declined to comment. But a source familiar with the discussion expects between nine and 15 members total to be appointed to the commission.
Rodríguez and Goldsmith did not respond to a request for comment, and Fredrickson declined to comment.
The idea for a commission came together amid the push by Republican senators to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in the weeks before the November election. Under intense pressure to consider reforms to the Supreme Court’s composition — including court expansion — Biden performed a classic Washington, D.C., punt. He announced in October that if he was elected, he would form such a commission to study structural changes. But Biden also conceded he is “not a fan of court packing.”



"The last thing we need to do is turn the Supreme Court into just a political football, whoever has the most votes gets whatever they want," Biden said in a “60 Minutes” interview in October. "Presidents come and go. Supreme Court justices stay for generations."
Progressive groups pushing for court expansion responded with skepticism to Biden’s announcement at the time. And they’ve remained skeptical to this day.
“Commissions are often places where ideas go to die and there is no time on the clock to reform the court,” said Aaron Belkin, the director of Take Back the Court, a progressive group advocating for adding seats to the Supreme Court. “The entire agenda of what needs to get done is in jeopardy thanks to stolen federal courts.”
“We know,” he added, “that court expansion is the only strategy to allow the administration to solve the problems facing the country.”
Bauer, who is not planning to go into the administration, is himself a proponent of term limits for federal judges. He has been helping with the creation of the commission in an advisory role and, according to a person familiar with the deliberations, initially proposed the idea of forming a commission to study the issue of court reform.
Progressives’ push to expand the Supreme Court was reenergized after Democrats won both Georgia Senate runoff races in January, giving them control of all three branches of government for the first time since 2010.
But any major structural reform would still be a heavy lift, as several Democratic senators have signaled their opposition to such measures. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday he was waiting for Biden’s commission to decide a path forward on reforms to the Supreme Court.
“President Biden has put together this commission to come up with a report in 180 days,” he said in an MSNBC interview this week. “We’re going to see what the commission says and go from there.”




Seems correct that Obama's hands are all over everything being done.
 
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😖😞😩

I wish the left listened when they were told what was going to happen. But I suppose this will make them delighted.
More damage has been done to this country & seems like no one is trying to stop it. I know that is not a big revelation & I am sure not a naive person; but there are 75 million people voted for Trump & there is nothing for us to do but sit back & let these fools destroy our way of life? FRIGGING AMAZING.
 

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More damage has been done to this country & seems like no one is trying to stop it. I know that is not a big revelation & I am sure not a naive person; but there are 75 million people voted for Trump & there is nothing for us to do but sit back & let these fools destroy our way of life? FRIGGING AMAZING.
Yup, but tbh, if Hillary would have won we would be so much worse off. That is why biden is ramping up all the EOs and loss of jobs, etc. They missed 4 years for their plan so...The thing is we all (the entire world) got a good 4 years of no wars, peace, less poverty, more jobs, life being better than ever, then in a drop of a hat it was taken away from everyone and now we are all feeling the sort of “freedom” america once had. So because of that, people are riled up looking for anything to hold on to, any kind of Hope a saviour will come, etc. You can’t stop corruption by using corrupt courts or any corrupt system.
 
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Yup, but tbh, if Hillary would have won we would be so much worse off. That is why biden is ramping up all the EOs and loss of jobs, etc. They missed 4 years for their plan so...The thing is we all (the entire world) got a good 4 years of no wars, peace, less poverty, more jobs, life being better than ever, then in a drop of a hat it was taken away from everyone and now we are all feeling the sort of “freedom” america once had. So because of that, people are riled up looking for anything to hold on to, any kind of Hope a saviour will come, etc. You can’t stop corruption by using corrupt courts or any corrupt system.
That is why I said before, life sucks & then you die.
 

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Hey you shush with that!
That is the way it is going. These are fools running this country with their focus on power& money. China is setting us up for a takeover & when they do, do you think they. are.going to let these politicians run things. My prediction is that is when they are going to be "disposed of" by Cina after they no longer are of any use to China. I doubt China is going to share power.
 

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That is the way it is going. These are fools running this country with their focus on power& money. China is setting us up for a takeover & when they do, do you think they. are.going to let these politicians run things. My prediction is that is when they are going to be "disposed of" by Cina after they no longer are of any use to China. I doubt China is going to share power.
China doesn’t have the military to overtake America. They can overtake the corporations, merchandise etc.though.
 

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Iam really trying to stay strong; but everyday day I wake up I wonder what sh☆t will happen that day. It is just mind numbing.
I get it. I still do that too. Try to Distract yourself. Pick up a hobby. Remember only you can make yourself stronger mentally and physically. Start lifting weights, that helps boosts ones esteem and strength. Go for walks somewhere with beautiful scenery. Read uplifting books. I like crime and history books, so they are not uplifting but teaches me a lot, which is another boost. There are many ways to keep yourself strong. Just have the willpower to do it.
 

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I get it. I still do that too. Try to Distract yourself. Pick up a hobby. Remember only you can make yourself stronger mentally and physically. Start lifting weights, that helps boosts ones esteem and strength. Go for walks somewhere with beautiful scenery. Read uplifting books. I like crime and history books, so they are not uplifting but teaches me a lot, which is another boost. There are many ways to keep yourself strong. Just have the willpower to do it.
Definitely have the will power & stubborn. My head, I guess, had been in the sand, especially when I was working. It was enough just to get through the day. After I retired I got more in tune with what was going on - that was when Trump w as elected. I said back then that if Hilliary was elected we better start planning our funerals. Now we are & things are worse now than back then.
 

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Definitely have the will power & stubborn. My head, I guess, had been in the sand, especially when I was working. It was enough just to get through the day. After I retired I got more in tune with what was going on - that was when Trump w as elected. I said back then that if Hilliary was elected we better start planning our funerals. Now we are & things are worse now than back then.
Like I said, it is only worse because people experienced 4 years of a better life. It is like giving a child candy and taking it away with a smile on your face.
 

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Like I said, it is only worse because people experienced 4 years of a better life. It is like giving a child candy and taking it away with a smile on your face.
Yeah, & I would not think we are that willing to just give it up. I think that is why, at least me, it has been such a shock with things happening so fast, going downhill so fast.
 


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