Posted by Shandelis Duster | CNN
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday called for the expansion of the US Supreme Court with more justices and said the current court “threatens the democratic foundations of our nation.”
“With every move, the trial shows why it is so important to restore America’s faith in an independent judiciary committed to the rule of law,” Warren wrote in an article in The Boston Globe. “To that end, I believe it is time for Congress to use its constitutional powers again to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court.”
The Democrat wrote that she “did not come to this conclusion easily” or because she did not agree with a specific decision, but that she came to this conclusion because she believes that “the current court threatens the democratic foundations of our nation.”
Her call for an extension of the nine-judge upper court came less than a week after it upheld the Texas abortion law, which prohibited the procedure after the first six weeks of pregnancy, and after public approval of the Supreme Court was overturned in recent months. court. … The Supreme Court stated that abortionists have the right to appeal the law to federal court and that the case will be returned to the district court for further consideration.
A panel set up by President Joe Biden to examine the changes in the Supreme Court found that the draft final report had “deep” disagreement earlier this month over whether more seats should be added, but suggested greater consensus on a term limit judges without making a final decision. position on the issue.
Other Democrats have called for more justices to be added to the Supreme Court, which currently has a conservative majority, while the Democratic leadership has opposed the effort. Earlier this year, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated that she did not support the bill that some Democrats was pushing to expand the court at the time, and did not intend to bring it to the House of Representatives for a vote.