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Joe Biden Says He Will Form "Bipartisan Commission Of Scholars" To Look At Packing Supreme Court

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Under pressure from his party to consider increasing the number of justices, Biden told "60 Minutes" in an interview that aired Sunday that if elected, he’d form a commission to study and advise on potentially adding more justices to the Supreme Court.


Norah O'Donnell: Judge Amy Coney Barrett is on track to become the ninth U.S. Supreme Court justice. That would give the conservatives a six-three majority. If elected, would you move to add more justices to the Supreme Court?

Former Vice President Joe Biden: 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. 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 and it's not about court packing. There's a number of other things that our constitutional scholars have debated and I'd look to see what recommendations that commission might make.

Norah O'Donnell: This is a live ball?

Former Vice President Joe Biden: Oh, it is a live ball. No, it is a live ball. We're gonna have to do that. And you're gonna find there's a lotta conservative constitutional scholars who are saying it as well. The last thing we need to do is turn the Supreme Court into just a political football, whoever has the most votes gets whatever they want. Presidents come and go. Supreme Court justices stay for generations.
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