FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 28, 2020
CONTACT: Will Hadden
Shirley & McVicker Public Affairs
NEW POLL SHOWS 3-1 VOTER SUPPORT FOR KEEP NINE AMENDMENT TO BAN COURT PACKING
Washington, DC – A new poll shows that by a 62% to 18% margin voters would favor the “Keep Nine” Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would permanently preserve the current number of nine Supreme Court Justices.
The Amendment simply says:
“The Supreme Court of the United States shall be composed of nine Justices.”
“There is no more important question that should be answered by President Trump and Joe Biden, tomorrow night in the first Presidential Debate and by every candidate for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in the coming weeks than: Will you support the Keep Nine Amendment to ban court packing and permanently preserve the independence of the U.S. Supreme Court?”
said Paul Summers, former Attorney General of Tennessee, a retired Senior Judge, and a leader of the Keep Nine Amendment effort.
“Whether or not we can preserve an independent Supreme Court, or end up with a Court whose size could be manipulated for political advantage by whoever controls the White House and Congress will be a defining issue for the future of our nation,” Summers continued.
A bipartisan Resolution proposing the Keep Nine Amendment has just been introduced in Congress by Reps. Collin Peterson (D, MN) and Denver Riggleman (R, VA). A coalition of more than a dozen former State Attorneys General, a majority of them Democrats, supports the Amendment.
“The overwhelming majority of voters who would favor the “Keep Nine” Amendment should make candidates think twice before refusing to answer questions about where they stand on the Amendment,” said Summers.
The Poll of 1000 registered, likely 2020 voters was taken by McLaughlin and Associates from Sept 23 to 27, 2020.
“Voters care about who wants to preserve checks and balances on the abuse of federal power, and who would allow them to be weakened,” Summers concluded.
To schedule interviews with a representative from Keep Nine, please contact Will Hadden at [email protected] or call 703.739.5920.