(RepublicanInformer.com)- Last Month, President Joe Biden announced the formation of a Supreme Court commission designed to explore options for packing the Supreme Court or guaranteeing a left-wing tilt on the bench. And now, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is calling on the president to allow public access to the meetings of his commission.
It’s a request that’s unlikely to be granted, given that Biden promised the commission would be bipartisan.
Moody announced that she had sent a letter to the White House demanding access to the meetings, describing how she witnessed “alarming initial steps” by the Democrats and the Biden administration.
She is also the latest Republican to call out the president for what appears to be an attempt at packing the Supreme Court – something his colleagues in Congress have already proposed.
Last week, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler stood behind a podium that read “Expand the Court!” while he gave a speech promising to “unpack” the court by adding four more justices to the bench.
Yes, that really happened.
Rep. Jerry Nadler: "There is no justification, there can be no justification for what [Republicans] did, and how can Americans look at the Supreme Court and expect it to do equal justice when it has been so severely politically manipulated." https://t.co/BBDdyTzEwb pic.twitter.com/N6G6iyl1Ik
— The Hill (@thehill) April 17, 2021
In a video posted on social media, Attorney General Moody said that Americans “must be allowed to observe and challenge any and all undemocratic, un-American policy recommendations that threaten our democracy.”
“If the president ignores this request and chooses to keep any of these proceedings secret, I’ll utilize the full power entrusted to me by the voters of Florida to preserve the integrity of America’s judicial system,” she added.
The potential political takeover of our courts is a threat to the foundation of our system of government and separation of powers instilled in our Constitution. As Florida’s AG, I will do everything in my power to stand against this radical power grab.https://t.co/q6yj5VYP7i pic.twitter.com/USvWNpVZdQ
— AG Ashley Moody (@AGAshleyMoody) April 21, 2021
It’s unclear exactly what powers Attorney General Moody would have in the fact of the president taking the extreme action to pack the court – but at least she’s willing to stand up and try.
President Joe Biden claimed that the commission he established – which the public hasn’t been offered very much information about so far – would examine the “genesis of the reform debate” and “the Court’s role in the Constitutional system.”
Biden also said that the commission would consider the “length of service and turnover of justices on the Court,” “the membership and size of the Court,” and “the Court’s case selection, rules, and practices.”
In other words, President Biden is looking for a way to expand the Supreme Court without appearing partisan.
Would the Democrats have even considered this if President Donald Trump hadn’t successfully nominated and appointed three Supreme Court justices – legitimately – over the last four years?