U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) reintroduced a constitutional amendment that would limit the Supreme Court of the United States to nine justices. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W. Va.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and John Cornyn (R-Texas) joined in reintroducing the constitutional amendment, which was first introduced 2019. The Supreme Court has had nine seats since 1869.
“The Supreme Court is critical to our system of checks and balances, and proposals that call for expanding the Court to further partisan goals are antithetical to American values. Such efforts would irreparably harm our democracy and Americans’ faith in our institutions. I hope the new administration will support this effort to reaffirm our commitment to the norms that have served us well for the past 150 years,” said Senator Young.
On March 25, 2019, U.S. Senator Young joined 11 other Senate colleagues to introduce a constitutional amendment (S.J.Res. 14) that would limit the Supreme Court of the United States to nine justices.