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Rubio, Colleagues Re-Introduce Constitutional Amendment to Keep SCOTUS at Nine Justices

Jan 22, 2021 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) reintroduced a constitutional amendment, S.J.Res 4, that would limit the Supreme Court of the United States to nine justices. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Todd Young (R-IN), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Rob Portman (R-OH), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Mike Braun (R-IN) joined Rubio in reintroducing the constitutional amendment, which was first introduced on March 25, 2019. The Supreme Court has had nine seats since 1869.
“Packing the Supreme Court is a radical, left-wing idea that would further undermine America’s confidence in our institutions and our democracy,” Rubio said. “As a candidate, President Joe Biden promised to unify America, and even said he was ‘not a fan’ of packing the Supreme Court, a radical proposal he once referred to as a ‘bonehead idea’ when he served in the Senate. If he is sincere about healing our country and protecting our institutions, he will support this effort to protect the Supreme Court.”