Tag: supreme court packing

Coalition Backs Keep Nine Amendment to Cap Supreme Court Membership

A bipartisan group is pushing for the proposed Keep Nine Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would, once and for all, block efforts to pack the Supreme Court by fixing the number of members of the high court at its current nine. When then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Democrat, tried in the 1930s to pack…


20 GOP Governors Urge Biden to Reject Packing the Supreme Court

Twenty Republican governors on Tuesday sent a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to oppose any expansion of the number of justices on the Supreme Court. “Historically, cases before the Supreme Court have served as the last legal defense of state sovereignty, protecting states and our citizens from federal overreach,” the 20 governors, led…


Manchin Opposes Washington Statehood Bill, Says ‘Let the People of America Vote’

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Friday that he does not support a bill that would make Washington D.C. the nation’s 51st state, dealing a blow to the initiative that Republicans have panned as an unconstitutional power grab. “If Congress wants to make D.C. a state, it should propose a constitutional amendment. It should propose a…


Manchin Opposes DC Statehood Bill, Says ‘Let the People of America Vote’

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on April 30 that he doesn’t support legislation that would make Washington, D.C., the nation’s 51st state, dealing a blow to the initiative, which Republicans have panned as an unconstitutional power grab. “If Congress wants to make D.C. a state, it should propose a constitutional amendment. It should propose a…