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Justice Breyer Warns On Repercussions Of Court Packing

Sally Kent

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September 10, 2021

Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer is warning against packing the Supreme Court and reminding progressives that if they move forward the move will have consequences.

According to reports from Newsmax:

“What goes around comes around. And if the Democrats can do it, the Republicans can do it,” Breyer told NPR in an interview published Friday.

Biden has formed a commission to study potential changes to the court.

Democrats again called to pack the Supreme Court with four more members after the justices declined to block a Texas law that makes abortions illegal six weeks after pregnancy.

Breyer, however, said an important part of our democracy has been public acceptance of court opinions that prevail even when many people have disagreed with the decision.

Justice Breyer’s comments come as Democrats push him to retire. The senior justice has indicated that he will step down eventually but wants to be sure the move won’t undo his work from the last 25 years.