Packing Away the Constitution

Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Gary M Galles

“Packing the Supreme Court, not on anyone’s front burner when Barack Obama was President, sharply moved in that direction after Donald Trump was elected. Now with Joe Biden in office but facing a Court not likely to rubber-stamp his or Democratic legislative proposals, we’re back at it. And the potential for the Court to reconsider its Roe v. Wade precedent has supercharged court-packing support. A good illustration comes from Michael Hiltzik in the Los Angeles Times. He goes to great lengths to support the idea, but never once mentions fidelity to the Constitution as a criterion.” (01/02/22)