Biden’s Supreme Court reform study panel notes ‘considerable’ risks to court expansion

A bipartisan commission on Thursday said there are “considerable” risks to expanding the number of justices on the Supreme Court, including the potential to undermine the high court’s legitimacy.

President Biden had ordered the panel to study potential reforms to the high court and the findings released Thursday were preliminary.

Although the commission did not take positions on the proposals featured in Thursday’s materials, opting instead to highlight potential drawbacks and advantages, the group’s cautionary note about adding justices to the bench stood out.