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Schumer waiting for recommendation on Supreme Court expansion

Published on April 28, 2021 10:50 AM
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STORY BY ALEXANDER BOLTON

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CHUCK SCHUMER SPEAKS TO THE PRESS Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Holds a Press Conference

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WASHINGTON DC, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) says he will wait for a recommendation from the bipartisan commission before saying whether he supports expanding the Supreme Court to 13 seats.

Schumer is staying neutral at the moment on court expansion, which his colleagues Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) support.

Markey, Nadler and Reps. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) introduced the Judiciary Act of 2021, which would add four seats to the Supreme Court, on April 15.

"Look, the bottom line is that I'm waiting to hear what President Biden's commission says about the Supreme Court and they're going to look at many different aspects," Schumer told reporters Tuesday.

Other Senate Democrats, however, have come out against the idea.

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