Back in January, President Handsome Joe Biden promised to create a commission to study reforms to the SCOTUS, and lo! —via executive order— he has created a commission to study possible Supreme Court reforms. You’d think President Handsome Joe would know you declare 2 weeks and then bury it, as is tradition!
But I digest…
The commission (composed of a cadre of bipartisan academics) has been instructed to study possible changes for 6 months, but has not been asked to make formal recommendations.
This, of course, has put amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell’s wattles in a twist (because, no, I don’t want to think about his panties):
“McConnell released a statement calling Biden’s commission, which will study topics including whether to add more seats to the nation’s highest court, a “direct assault on our nation’s independent judiciary.”
“Unlike, say, holding-up a nomination for a year,” he didn’t cluck, “good times, good times.”
Anyway, this commission is long overdue, and anything that can remove politics from Justice is a good thing. (Looking at you, John Roberts.)
I still think that elevating the entire Appellate Court to Supreme and drawing straws to see who ajudicates each case is a solution, but I seem to hold a minority position.