Poll: Few support adding seats to Supreme Court

Saturday, April 24, 2021
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

U.S. Supreme Court w/ flagThere is new insight on where Americans stand on U.S. Supreme Court “reforms” even though many are unaware of prominent liberals, including a late justice, who strongly opposed them.

An Ipsos poll for Reuters finds a majority of Americans, 63%, want to end lifetime appointments for the U.S. Supreme Court justices, though less than half are in favor of other efforts to change the judiciary. For example, only 38% would support expanding the size of the Court by adding four more justices.

The findings coincide with President Joe Biden's executive order to create a commission that will discuss Supreme Court reforms as well as congressional legislation that, if passed, would increase the number of justices from nine to 13.

A similar nationwide poll, this one conducted by Mason-Dixon, found that 68% oppose adding seats to the high court. The poll, conducted in mid-April, also found 68% of of self-indentified Independents oppose it. 

The poll was commissioned by First Liberty Institute.

"Court-packing is a direct assault on the independence of the judiciary," says First Liberty attorney Kelly Shackleford. "Other countries have done this -- with disastrous results." 

Meanwhile, Campus Reform reporter Ophelie Jacobson recently interviewed college students (see below) about Democrats’ efforts to dramatically change the high court.

The students, most of them liberal, predictably supported those efforts but were surprised when Jacobson showed them video of Biden and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the former justice, stating their opposition.

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