As the Washington Examiner reported yesterday:
Now, Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) has proposed a constitutional amendment that would preclude such machinations by permanently fixing the size of the Court at nine justices. Conservative Review reports:When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proclaimed that Democrats should "pack the Supreme Court of the United States of America," she was floating a fringe fantasy of increasing the number of justices from nine to 15 as a way of kick-starting a left-wing transformation of America.
Now, the idea has gone mainstream. ...
Four 2020 candidates are following her lead and have endorsed or are open to "packing the court." The pressure group Pack the Courts is advertising using Means of Production, a self-described pro-Marxist production firm that produced viral online ads for Ocasio-Cortez.
Linking the Democratic party's leftist and establishment wings, Pack the Courts has teamed up with Demand Justice, a group run by Brian Fallon, a former Hillary Clinton press secretary.
The proposal from House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., comes in response to recent talk from Democratic presidential candidates about packing the Supreme Court with extra judges if they gain control of the Oval Office in 2020.
"Schemes to 'court pack' thwart the Founders’ intent to create an independent and impartial judiciary that serves as a check on both the Executive and Legislative branches of government," reads a press release from Green, who also explained that Democrats would pack the court with "liberal, activist justices who will pass rulings that conform to their dystopian, socialist agenda."
Large swaths of the elected Democratic political class have been chattering, of late, about possibly trying to "pack" the U.S. Supreme Court by statutorily increasing the number of justices who comprise the tribunal.