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    Judges Aren’t Partisan Hacks: Justices Barrett and Breyer Speak Out Against Court-Packing Threats

    by Jorge Gomez • 4 min read

    As members of the Democratic Party recently doubled down on their calls to pack the U.S. Supreme Court, Justices Stephen Breyer and Amy Coney Barrett issued a series of responses to those pushing to rig the Court for ideological and political gain.

    In an interview with Fox News, Justice Breyer warned of the dangers of altering the structure of the Court. When asked about the idea of increasing the number of justices on the bench, he responded:

    “Well, if one party could do it, I guess another party could do it…On the surface it seems to me you start changing all these things around, and people will lose trust in the court.”

    Breyer went on to emphasize that as a judge, his position is not to gain favor or approval from either of the major political parties:

    “I’m there for everybody. I’m not just there for the Democrats. I’m not just there for the Republicans. And I’m not just there because a president was a Democrat who appointed me.”

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