A proposed plan has been submitted to Congress to expand the size of the supreme court and that too as soon as possible.
This was proposed to serve Americans better and quicker as currently, the supreme court takes more than eight months along with multiple and long processed hearings of witnesses to come to a final verdict.
A bigger size of the court will make the justice served to the people of America quicker and in a timelier manner.
After the House of Senate debate over this burning issue and if it gets passed, only then it will be presented in front of president Joe Biden.
The expansion of the supreme court is a complex issue with diverse opinions regarding it.
There has never been so comprehensive and careful study of ways to reform the Supreme Court, the history and legality of various potential reforms, and the pluses and minuses of each.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor stated that the “stench” of politics hovering over this court’s deliberations about the most contentious issues; and third, the anti-democratic, anti-egalitarian direction of this court’s decisions about matters such as voting rights, gerrymandering, and the corrupting effects of dark money.
According to legal experts and analysts, the supreme court has been “packed” and heads in an “anti-democratic” direction. The appointments are often long due which is clearly a “significant approach towards moving against the constitutional direction.
There is no guarantee that new justices would change the destructive direction of judicial doctrine we have identified; respect for judicial independence makes that impossible.
Concluding the debate, judicial independence and expansion are absolutely necessary to have legitimacy and assurance to the people of America that justice will be served. As the famous quote goes, “justice delayed is justice denied.”
The expansion of the supreme court will mean judicial independence neutralizing the effect of oppression amongst the weak and the affected Americans.