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.
By: Meridith Depping
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