In an effort to counteract the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, Fix the Court – a leftist advocacy group – is pushing to enforce an 18-year hard term limit for Supreme Court justices.
And the head of Joe Biden’s transition team just endorsed it.
Former Senator Ted Kaufman oversees the staffing of a potential Biden administration and would play a large role in selecting the new administration’s most powerful figures, according to The Federalist. Kaufman is a longtime adviser of Biden’s, having spent nearly 20 years serving as his chief of staff.
The Democrat signed on to the radical proposal, pushing for hard term limits of 18 years to “depoliticize” and “reform” the Supreme Court in the wake of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation.
The proposed legislation would end life tenure within the Supreme Court and put a system in place where justices could return to the Court without Congressional or Presidential approval if a different justice leaves an open seat. The bill also establishes that justices would have the option to serve on a lower court for as long as they want following the termination of their term.
Fix the Court unveiled a list of 31 legal scholars who support the Supreme Court Term Limits and Regular Appointments Act, introduced on September 29 by Reps. Ro Khanna, Don Beyer and Joe Kennedy III.
The endorsement comes amid former vice president Joe Biden’s failure to answer perhaps the most burning question of all: will you pack the Supreme Court?
Biden has repeatedly refused to answer any questions about court packing, despite the curiosity of voters, but in a “60 Minutes” interview with Norah O’Donnell, Biden said he wants to establish a commission to evaluate “how to reform the court system” because it is “getting out of whack,” The Federalist reports.
If Biden’s longtime advisor supports blowing up the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States of America, how can we be sure that the Democratic hopeful won’t be swayed?
We can’t be.