Bloomberg Law
Oct. 15, 2021, 5:15 PMUpdated: Oct. 15, 2021, 5:47 PM

Supreme Court Report Downplaying Expansion Dismays Panelists (1)

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

Several members of President Biden’s commission examining changes to Supreme Court criticized its initial documents for coming down against expanding the size of the nation’s highest court.

The report on this point “tilts rather dramatically in one direction,” said former federal district court Judge Nancy Gertner.

The commission released its “discussion materials” in advance of its public hearing Friday, which Gertner explained was “the first chance that we all have had to actually deliberate face to face” the contents of the commission’s report.

The commission, which is composed largely of law professors and former federal judges, is considering ...

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