Romney Joins Colleagues in Reintroducing Constitutional Amendment to Keep SCOTUS at Nine Justices

WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined his colleagues, led by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), in reintroducing a constitutional amendment that would limit the Supreme Court of the United States to nine justices. The legislation, cosponsored also by Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Todd Young (R-IN), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Rob Portman (R-OH), and John Cornyn (R-TX) was first introduced in March 2019 at the start of the 116th Congress. The Supreme Court has had nine seats since 1869.
“Last Congress we proposed this amendment which would maintain the number of seats on Supreme Court at nine,” Senator Romney said. “It remains imperative that we continue to resist efforts to pack the Supreme Court and treat it as if it is one of the elected branches of government. Our society is only as strong as its institutions, and I hope my colleagues will join us in our effort to ensure the integrity and independence of the Supreme Court.”
“Packing the Supreme Court is a radical, left-wing idea that would further undermine America’s confidence in our institutions and our democracy,”
Senator Rubio said. “As a candidate, President Joe Biden promised to unify America, and even said he was ‘not a fan’ of packing the Supreme Court, a radical proposal he once referred to as a ‘bonehead idea’ when he served in the Senate. If he is sincere about healing our country and protecting our institutions, he will support this effort to protect the Supreme Court.”