According to a source who is familiar with its planning, President Joe Biden’s earlier year creation of a commission to examine proposals for reforming America’s Supreme Court will be delayed for a month.
The 36-member commission, which was Biden created it through an executive order in MayThis fulfills a 2020 campaign promise by the president. The commission was scheduled to release its final report in November on reform proposals to the High Court. a source who spoke to CNN said that the report will be delayed in order to schedule another meeting later this month, and to have “a little more time to work through this important substance.”
On November 19, a fifth public meeting will be held to discuss the reforms. Draft reports of the commission’s findings will be issued in early December, with its final report submitted to the president on December 15.
The commission The court will be subject to a variety of proposed changes.. The potential reforms include expanding the Supreme Court’s size, as well as instituting tenure limits for justices, effectively ending lifetime appointments to the nation’s highest judicial authority.
Although its final assessment isn’t supposed to give any concrete recommendations, a draft report from the commission last monthThe support for limiting the time justices can serve seemed to be apparent. However, the commission appeared reluctant to back the idea of expanding the court’s size, saying that doing so would reduce the court’s legitimacy.
It seems that the Supreme Court is doing this just fine by itself. According to a Quinnipiac University poll conducted in September, the court’s approval rating sank to a dismal 37 percent shortly after it refused to place a stay on a Texas abortion law that banned the medical procedure after six weeks of pregnancy. This approval rating is among the lowest that the court has ever receivedQuinnipiac University polled this question for 17 consecutive years.
Americans seem to be open to reforming the court in general. A Marquette University Law School poll from SeptemberRespondents liked the idea that justices could be subject to tenure limits. Voters were split when it came to expanding the court’s size, with 48 percent saying they wanted the court to be expanded and 52 percent saying they didn’t.