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Biden's commission on Supreme Court reforms examines adding more justices and setting term limits

12 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The Supreme Court is seen on the first day of the new term, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
President Biden's commission to study Supreme Court reforms released draft materials on Thursday.
Interim findings show the commissioners were divided on a proposal to expand the size of the court.
The commission will release its final report next month.
President Joe Biden's commission to study Supreme Court reforms released draft materials on Thursday, ahead of its final report due next month. The commissioners wrote they are "divided" on whether a reform proposal that has...
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Sonia Sotomayor says Supreme Court justices are 'sorely missing' diverse experience and that leaders aren't 'paying enough attention'

12 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor
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Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Supreme Court justices lack diverse legal experiences.
"When Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed, we lost our only civil rights lawyer," Sotomayor said.
"I do worry that the authorities who are selecting judges are not paying enough attention to that kind of diversity as well," she added.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday discussed how the nine Supreme Court justices are "greatly missing" diverse legal experiences. "When Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed, we lost our only civil rights lawyer," Sotomayor said...
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