Senators Tillis, Rubio Re-Introduce Constitutional Amendment To Keep Supreme Court At Nine Justices PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 January 2021 10:29
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and nine of his colleagues joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) to re-introduce a constitutional amendment that would limit the Supreme Court of the United States to nine justices.
Historically, since 1869, there have been nine Supreme Court Justices. The number of Supreme Court Justices is set by Congress, not the Constitution. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and other radical liberals have all recently said they are open to the idea of packing the Court. 
“There is absolutely no reason to add additional Supreme Court justices to the bench,” said Senator Tillis. “It is unfortunate that a constitutional amendment is needed to prevent Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and radical left-wing politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from adding new Supreme Court justices who would act as legislators from the bench and turn the Court into a rubber-stamp for socialist policies that erode the economic and religious freedoms of North Carolinians. That is why I co-sponsored this constitutional amendment, and I call on my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to do the same to protect the legitimacy of the Supreme Court and ensure justices base their rulings on the Constitution and the law as written and not their political pet projects.”  
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