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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has joined a coalition of 20 attorneys general to send a letter to President Joe Biden and the leaders of Congress opposing recent moves to fill the Supreme Court USA pronounced.
The letter, signed by the multi-state coalition of attorneys-general, describes concerns about the intention of Congress to grab the US Supreme Court by passing HR 2584.
The bill was filed just six days after President Biden announced an executive order to set up a commission to investigate the court packaging.
The coalition describes these efforts as “a coordinated attempt to justify a naked political seizure of power” and declares that such measures “will seriously undermine our constitutional system, public confidence in our courts and the rule of law”.
“The Supreme Court is supposed to interpret the law without favor, and it cannot be turned into a political machine by President Biden and a slim majority in Congress,” said Attorney General Cameron.
“The coordinated attempt by the President and Congress to grab the Supreme Court threatens the rule of law and undermines the independence of the judiciary, a cornerstone of our constitutional democracy.”
The coalition notes that President Franklin Roosevelt’s attempt to grab the court failed over 80 years ago because of threats to our constitutional system.
In particular, justices Ruth Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer recently condemned such plans in an attempt to grab the court.
The letter reads: “Supreme Court justices have repeatedly demonstrated their independence, despite their differences and the labels some have put on them. If elected officials do not like the outcome in a case, it is not a sign of the politicization of the court, but of the functioning system. After all, the whims of the elected officials are exactly what the Tribunal is up against to protect the people. “
Cameron signed the letter with attorneys general from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.