President Joe Biden is exploring making changes to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The president plans to issue an executive order today to set up a presidential commission to examine “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,” among other things.
The commission will be co-chaired by Bob Bauer, who was a legal adviser to Mr. Biden’s 2020 campaign, and Cristina Rodríguez, a Yale law professor and former deputy assistant attorney general during the Obama administration.
The White House named a total of 36 commissioners to the panel on Friday. Others include Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe and Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund Inc.
The commission should have a report completed within 180 days of its first meeting.
The Times points out the news of the commission comes as liberals pressure Justice Stephen Breyer to retire.
Just this week, Breyer warned against court packing—something many Democrats would love to see Biden implement at the Supreme Court.
In a speech prepared for Harvard Law School, Breyer said, “Structural alteration motivated by the perception of political influence can only feed that perception, further eroding that trust.”
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Biden Exec Order Designed to Increase Voting and Voter Registration Access for Prisoners
President Joe Biden signed an executive order yesterday which would increase voter registration for prisoners and those on probation.
A fact sheet on White House.gov states, “The order will direct the attorney general to establish procedures to provide educational materials related to voter registration and voting, and to the extent practicable, to facilitate voter registration, for all eligible individuals in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.”
The U.S. Marshal service was requested to include language on its contracts to facilitate voting by mail and ensure eligible criminals have information on voting and voter registration.
It also instructs the Attorney Genreal to help support former prisoners with obtaining identification that satisfies state voter I.D. laws.
Biden’s plan was announced during a recorded address on the 56th commemoration of “Bloody Sunday,” the 1965 incident in which some 600 civil rights activists were viciously beaten by state troopers as they tried to march for voting rights in Selma, Alabama.
“Every eligible voter should be able to vote and have it counted,” Biden said in his remarks to Sunday’s Martin and Coretta King Unity Breakfast before signing the order. “If you have the best ideas, you have nothing to hide. Let the people vote.”
News of Biden’s executive order comes just after the Senate passed the $1.9 trillion so-called COVID relief bill. The bill was slammed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) who says murderers like Dylan Roof and the Boston Bomber will get $1,400 stimulus checks:
Dylann Roof murdered nine people. He's on federal death row.
He'll be getting a $1,400 stimulus check as part of the Democrats' "COVID relief" bill.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) March 6, 2021
We’ll leave you with some food for thought on all of this:
Joe Biden just signed an executive order making it easier for criminals IN PRISON to vote
He’s about to sign a bill into law that sends $1,400 checks to criminals in prison
So much for governing as a “moderate”
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 7, 2021
1,600 Illegal Immigrants, Including Known Criminals Arrested in Only 3 Days at Border
‘Come one, come all’ was the Democrats’ promise to illegal immigrants during their desperate pursuit to get Biden elected in November. Now, Americans and agencies at the border in particular, are experiencing the repercussions. In only 3 days, more than 1,600 illegal immigrants were arrested in a single Texas border sector.
According to Austin Skero, the head of Border Patrol for Texas’s Del Rio Sector wrote on Twitter, “Over 1,600 arrests in three days for Del Rio Sector agents! These arrests include more than 25 smuggling cases, two criminal aliens, and were comprised of mostly single adults.”
Skero later gave additional information on the situation in a news release Tuesday: “our agents arrested two more sex offenders over the weekend one of whom was convicted of third-degree rape in Kentucky.” Skero added, “that is why it is critically important that Border Patrol Agents are out there, on the border, identifying everyone who crosses our borders illegally.”
The criminal, 49-year-old Roman Gonzalez-Flores of Mexico, was arrested after he illegally entered the United States from Mexico. The Epoch Times reports “officials later determined that he was convicted of the crime in 2004, was sentenced to two years in prison, and was most recently deported in 2021, according to the agency.”
Frighteningly, the agency said 56 illegal immigrants with prior sexual assault convictions have been “encountered” by agents since only October 1 of 2020. Catching criminals is just one of many hurdles border agencies are facing. On Wednesday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed that 13 people died when their SUV collided with a semi-truck. The Ford SUV had roughly 25 women and children of all ages crammed together illegally being smuggled across the border after driving through a hole cut in the border fence.
El Centro Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gregory Bovino stated in a news conference “human smugglers have proven time and again they have little regard for human life.” Bovino warned, “those who may be contemplating crossing the border illegally should pause to think of the dangers that all too often end in tragedy; tragedies our Border Patrol Agents and first responders are unfortunately very familiar with.”