Two conservative members have resigned from the committee tasked with studying the issue of adding new members to the US Supreme Court.
Caleb Nelson, a law professor and former secretary of Judge Clarence Thomas, and Jack Goldsmith, a former lawyer of the Ministry of Justice under President George W. Bush, left the committee on Friday. Hill reported..
“These two commissioners have chosen to end their involvement,” White House spokesman Andrew Bates told Post. “We respect their decisions and are very grateful for the significant contributions they have made in the last five months in preparing for these deliberations.”
The committee was established by President Biden in April As an olive branch to progressives resented by the recent drifting to the right of the court. Conservatives have long blamed the move to expand the courts of nine judges as a partisan court packing program.
The Commission cast cold water on liberal hopes Thursday after announcing the results of a preliminary study that did not take a favorable view of the expansion.
“The risk of court expansion is considerable, including the potential to undermine some of the supporters’ goals of restoring the legitimacy of the court,” it read. “Recent polls suggest that the majority of the population does not support the expansion of the court.”
Conservatives resign from Joe Biden’s Supreme Court Commission
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