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Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:36 AM

Rep. Dusty Johnson again proposes constitutional amendment to cap Supreme Court at 9 justices

For the second time in three months, U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., has proposed a joint resolution in Congress to cap the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices at nine.

Johnson said Monday that the resolution was the first bill he has filed in the 117th Congress, which opened Sunday, after Johnson was sworn in for a second term in the U.S. House.

“Since 1869, our Supreme Court has had nine Justices,” Johnson said in a statement. “We are living in a hyper-partisan world and Democrat leaders have already called for additional seats on the court. The control of the Senate hangs in the balance and if Democrats are successful in Georgia, we could very well see efforts to pack the Supreme Court. We must preserve the impartiality of the Supreme Court and setting the court at nine will do just that. My constitutional amendment is more necessary than ever.”

Johnson said the legislation follows the calls to "pack the court" following the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett in October. It's the second time he has proposed a resolution, with the last one getting introduced Oct. 6 and failing to get a vote in committee.

Read more: https://www.mitchellrepublic.com/news/government-and-politics/6826863-Rep.-Dusty-Johnson-again-proposes-constitutional-amendment-to-cap-Supreme-Court-at-9-justices

This resubmitted resolution shouldn't get a vote in committee either.

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Tue Jan 5, 2021, 06:01 AM

1. The reason there are 9 justices

Is because there once was 9 circuit courts.
Now there’s 13.

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