Politics

Packing Supreme Court an Empty Threat, Unlikely to Happen: Former FEC Member

The Democrats' call to add more justices to the Supreme Court is but an "empty threat," said Hans von Spakovsky, a Republican lawyer and former member of the Federal Election Commission. With President Donald Trump and the Republican-dominated Senate poised to nominate and confirm a conservative Supreme Court Justice to fill the vacancy left by liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg, some Democrats have revived the radical idea of expanding the size of the high court. Von Spakovsky said the Democratic court packing is unlikely to happen. "The Constitution does not specify how many justices are on the U.S. Supreme Court that set by statute, but it has been nRead More From Source