Senators Cruz, Loeffler, McSally, Tillis, Wicker and Hyde-Smith protect Supreme Court independence with Keep Nine Amendment

Oct. 19, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), Marth McSally (R-Ariz.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) for introducing the Keep Nine Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to fix the number of Supreme Court justices to nine:

“The Keep Nine Amendment to the U.S. Constitution fixes the number of Supreme Court justices to nine and cannot be added to or subtracted from without another constitutional amendment. At a time when the left is attacking the idea of filling a Supreme Court vacancy as ‘court packing,’ the public needs to be assured that Congress will fight any attempt to do just that.  Changing the number of justices on the Supreme Court to fit political whims is the end of constitutional protections for minority rights and the rule of law, where the best way to get a legal stamp of approval will no longer be to push constitutionally limited and restrained regulations and policies, but instead to ensure that judges favorable to those policies hear those cases. The Keep Nine Amendment will preserve the Constitution and individual rights, and is an appropriate limit on the power of the President to appoint justices to the Supreme Court.

“Americans for Limited Government is proud to stand with Senators Ted Cruz, Kelly Loeffler, Marth McSally, Thom Tillis, Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith in this historic effort to preserve the independence of our Judiciary.  While many in Washington, D.C. talk about important issues, these Senators have taken a powerful first step in keeping the Supreme Court free from politically motivated expansions or contractions which strip the blindfold off of Lady Justice.”

Attachments:

Letter to the U.S. Senate in favor of Keep Nine Amendment, Oct. 16, 2020, https://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Keep-Nine-Constitutional-Amendment-Letter-10-16-20.pdf

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