by Brenée Goforth
Communications Associate, John Locke Foundation
Democrats have again secured a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, and with Joe Biden being the likely next president of the United States, Democrat lawmakers have an ally in the White House. The majority party in the Senate will not be settled until after the runoff election in Georgia, but if that goes to Democrats, the party would have complete control of the federal legislative and executive branches. The only thing in the way of the government then would be the Conservative-leaning Supreme Court. Some lawmakers have threatened to attempt court-packing to mitigate the obstacle the US Supreme Court would present their progressive policies.
In this month’s issue of Carolina Journal, the John Locke Foundation’s Brenée Goforth explained why court-packing was a bad idea in 1937 and why it’s still a bad idea now.