This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on July 22, 2021.
The court has remained at 9 justices since 1869 and now that conservatives hold a 6 to 3 majority, some progressives like Nan Aron, with the liberal Alliance for Justice, are pressuring the Biden administration to add some extra progressive justices.
She sees the current makeup of the court as a threat to democracy that needs reforming.
“The court today is partisan, politicized and anti-democratic,” Aron told the commission. “In fact, Republicans are using this undemocratic and partisan majority on the court to cement their own power and enact an unpopular agenda that they cannot achieve legislatively.”