Justice Stephen Breyer, one of three liberal justices on the Supreme Court, warned against “court-packing” — expanding the number of justices to gain a political advantage — during a lecture at Harvard Law School on Tuesday.
During last year’s presidential campaign, Joe Biden repeatedly declined to answer whether he supported adding justices to the Supreme Court.
At a campaign stop in Phoenix in October, the Democrat said, “You’ll know my position on court-packing when the election is over.”
After Biden took office in January, he moved forward with plans to create a bipartisan commission to study “reforms” to the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary as a whole.
The commission has been tasked with releasing a report on its recommendations within 180 days of being formed.
Breyer addressed his concern that packing the Supreme Court would erode