Grassley Asks WH for Answers on the Admin's Reported Court Reform Commission

On Thursday, Senate Judiciary Ranking Member Chuck Grassley wrote a letter to White House Counsel Dana Remus inquiring about reports that the Biden Administration would be creating a commission to recommend changes to the federal judiciary.

One of the greatest concerns is that the commission could be used as an avenue to add seats to the Supreme Court:

Last fall, as congressional Democrats threatened their desire to pack the Supreme Court, then-candidate Biden ducked questions about his views on the controversial plan. Reports about the commission renew concerns that the Biden administration’s agenda for a separate branch of government could be shrouded in as much secrecy as Biden’s position on the matter during his election campaign.

Grassley's concerns are well-founded. Senate Democrats sidestepped an attempt by Senator Tom Cotton to get them to go on the record on the issue early this morning.

FDR proposed his court-packing scheme on this day in 1937. It was wrong then, and it is wrong now.

Another concern of Grassley's is that housing the initiative in the White House Counsel's office could prevent transparency laws from applying to the commission.

The Biden Administration should go on the record to the American people and release what their plans are for the federal judiciary.