President Joe Biden’s commission on reforms to the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary will release its draft report on Thursday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki revealed during a briefing to reporters on Wednesday afternoon.
The commission arose from proposals in 2019 by Democrats to “pack” the Supreme Court with left-wing justices by adding seats to the Court and then confirming enough new justices to overwhelm a nominal conservative majority. The Constitution grants Congress the power to add or subtract seats from the Court, though there have been nine seats since the 19th century.
The last president who tried to pack the Court, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, faced significant opposition from his own party.
Democrats revived court-packing proposals after President Donald Trump succeeded