Sen. Daines to introduce Senate resolution condemning increasing number of Supreme Court Justices

HELENA- Senator Steve Daines says he is going to introduce a Senate resolution condemning increasing the number of Supreme Court Justices on the bench, which is also known as court packing.

“Packing the Supreme Court is a power grab by the Democrats and an attack on our Montana way of life, from protecting the Second Amendment to Montana energy jobs,” Daines said. “This goes against a 150 year precedent and would make the Court an extension of the legislative branch, which is what our Founding Fathers feared when they created the separation of powers.”

In a release, Daines cites the Judiciary Act of 1869, saying there have been nine Supreme Court Justices on the bench for 151 years.

You can read the draft of Daines’ resolution here.