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‘It’s getting out of whack’: Biden pledges bipartisan commission to recommend changes to Supreme Court in upcoming 60 Minutes interview

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Joe Biden accepts presidential nomination at the DNC. (Screenshot/YouTube.com)

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says he will form a bipartisan commission to examine the Supreme court and the federal court system.

“If elected what I will do is I’ll put together a national commission of — bipartisan commission of — scholars, constitutional scholars, Democrats, Republicans, liberal, conservative, and I will ask them to over 180 days come back to me with recommendations as to how to reform the court system because it’s getting out of whack, the way in which it’s being handled,” Biden tells “60 Minutes” in the video below, as CNN reports.

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Biden has been pressed to respond to calls from liberals who believe the number of  justices on the nation’s top court don’t adequately represent the diverse nature of a nation that has grown nearly ten times in size during the 150 or so years since the court was expanded to nine justices.

“And it’s not about court packing. There’s a number of other things that constitutional scholars have debated and I’ve looked to see what recommendations that commission might make,” the former Vice President says.

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