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President Biden Forms the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States

Posted Apr 21, 2021

President Biden has created, through Executive Order, a 36-member bipartisan commission to study and analyze Supreme Court reform. The Commission is co-chaired by Professor Bob Bauer of New York University School of Law and a former White House Counsel, and Professor Cristina Rodriguez of Yale Law School and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice. According to a White House press release, the Commission will examine the topics of “the genesis of the reform debate; the Court’s role in the Constitutional system; the length of service and turnover of justices on the Court; the membership and size of the Court; and the Court’s case selection, rules, and practices”. The Commission will also hold public meetings to hear the views of experts and interested individuals and the Executive Order requires the Commission complete its report within 180 days of its first public meeting. See New York TimesBloomberg Law.