Biden Pledges To Create Bipartisan Commission To Study ‘Reform’ In Court System

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks about health care at Beech Woods Recreation Center on October 16, 2020 in Southfield, Michigan. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden stated that as President, he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how to fix the court system, which he said is “getting out of whack.”

In a preview of Biden’s “60 Minutes” interview with CBS’ Norah O’Donnell set to air on Sunday, the Democratic candidate lays out his plan to reform the courts as the GOP Senate majority rushes to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before Election Day on November 3.

“If elected, what I will do is I’ll put together a national commission of – bipartisan commission of – scholars, constitutional scholars, Democrats, Republicans, liberal, conservative,” Biden told O’Donnell. “And I will ask them to, over 180 days, come back to me with recommendations as to how to reform the court system.”

“Because it’s getting out of whack, the way in which it’s being handled,” he added.

The Democrat asserted that he aims to find “a number of alternatives” with the commission that “go beyond” court expansion.

“The last thing we need to do is turn the Supreme Court into just a political football,” he said.

During a town hall last week, Biden signaled he was open to the idea of expanding the courts depending on whether Senate Republicans vote on Barrett’s confirmation before the elections.

Watch the preview of Biden’s interview below:

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  1. Well, this means…nothing.

  2. Good luck finding any honest Republicans to serve on it. Maybe the Republican members will be Mitt Romney, John Kasich and Michael Steele?

  3. Good for Biden. He shuts down all the breathless court packing questions and says virtually nothing. Very smart.

    But he’s 100% right that wholesale reform is the way to go. The Supreme Court has been so politicized it totters on the brink of a total loss of credibility. Just another branch of the government people don’t believe in. It’s time to take a hard look and I hope this happens.

  4. Avatar for gregor gregor says:

    And a Truth and Reconciliation Commission co-chaired by Mitch McConnell and William Barr.

    The Dems never disappoint. How many minds will he change by floating this idea? Will the QAnon suddenly become his supporter or William Bundy or their followers in the GOP?

    Amazing. Disgusting.

  5. It’s the judges McConnell is choosing that is more out of whack.

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