GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – A week after President Joe Biden announced a commission to study the Supreme Court, including the number of Supreme Court justices, Congressional Democrats introduced a bill that would expand that number from 9 to 13.
There have been nine Supreme Court justices since 1869.
The bill, known as the “Judiciary Act of 2021,” was introduced by Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) in front of the Supreme Court building on Thursday.
“We are here today because the United States Supreme Court is broken,” Markey said at the press conference. “It is out of balance, and it needs to be fixed.”
Nadler said the logic behind nine justices is much weaker today when there are now 13 federal appeals courts, so he argued it’s logical to have 13 justices.
“There’s nothing new about changing the size of the Supreme Court,” Nadler said. The constitution