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As Support for Expanding the Supreme Court to More Than Nine Justices Builds, a Republican Congressman Just Unveiled His Plan to Shut That Down
Front row, left to right: Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito. Back row: Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. (Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States)

Representative Mark Green (R-TN) has introduced a constitutional amendment that would limit the number of Supreme Court seats to nine. The move comes as several prospective Democratic candidates have said they would consider expanding the number of justices on the nation's highest court.

“The temptation to create a Court of super-legislators must be resisted,” Green said in a statement. “Limiting the number of seats to the nine we have currently would help ensure the U.S. Supreme Court remain an impartial branch beholden to the Constitution and no political party.”

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