Magazine April 22, 2019, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

Democrats should stand behind Joe Biden. It’s a lot better than standing in front of him.

Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Kirsten Gillibrand have talked about expanding the Supreme Court to dilute the Trump-appointed justices next time their party controls the White House and Capitol Hill. In response, Marco Rubio and ten other Republicans have offered a constitutional amendment to fix the number of justices at nine. Over the Court’s first 80 years, the number varied from six to ten. Some of these changes were political: boosts in 1807 and 1837 empowered presidents Thomas

NR Editors includes members of the editorial staff of the National Review magazine and website.

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