Add One Seat to the Supreme Court

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Within the next several months, elected officials should add a tenth justice to the Supreme Court. For President Biden, packing the Supreme Court is not under serious consideration. However, the term “court-packing” comes from the 1930s, when President Roosevelt sought to expand the court explicitly in order to fill the new vacancies with justices that would enable his bold legislative agenda. Adding a single justice now would not…