Biden noncommittal but some Democrats favor expanding Supreme Court

Washington (AFP) – Joe Biden says he is “not a fan” but won’t rule it out if he wins the US presidential election — expanding the number of justices on the Supreme Court to counter those named by Donald Trump.Under the Constitution, justices on the nation’s highest court are nominated to lifetime posts by the president and confirmed by the Senate.Congress sets their number, and after some seesawing in the country’s early days it has remained steady at nine since 1869.Barring a surprise, the Republican-controlled Senate will in the coming days approve Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barr…

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