Earlier today, following the announcement that Democratic lawmakers have introduced the Judiciary Act of 2021 to expand the United States Supreme Court by adding four seats to the bench, members of the Unrig the Courts coalition joined Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY) to urge Congress to pass the historic bill.
Stand Up America Celebrates Continued Momentum for D.C. Statehood After H.R. 51 Passes Oversight Committee
Today, the more than 700,000 residents of the District of Columbia moved one step closer to having equal representation in our government and power over the laws that govern them. We applaud Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton and the advocates, activists, and organizers who have continued to move H.R. 51 through Congress.
The Judiciary Act undoes the damage conservatives have done to the highest court by adding four seats to the bench, matching the number of federal appellate courts. Restoring balance to the Supreme Court and ensuring that the bench reflects the growing diversity of our country must be a top priority for Democrats in Congress and the White House.