Amy Coney Barrett: Number of Supreme Court justices is up to Congress

Amy Coney Barrett: Number of Supreme Court justices is up to Congress


Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett said Tuesday it is up to Congress to determine the number of justices that should sit on the high court.

“That is a question left open to Congress,” Judge Barrett said, noting the Constitution does not set a number.

But she added that the court has had nine for roughly 150 years.

Trending: Watch: Joe Biden Refers to Doug Emhoff as 'Kamala's Wife'

SEE ALSO: Joe Biden: I’m ‘not a fan’ of court-packing

The issue of court-packing has arisen with progressives pushing to add up to 15 justices on the high court to counter a conservative majority. Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden has not declared if he will support packing the court.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Continue reading

You Might Like

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
Send this to a friend