Why America Needs the Keep Nine Amendment

From time to time, proposals have been made to “pack” the U.S. Supreme Court by passing a law to increase the number of Supreme Court Justices and then “packing” the Court with allies of the political party then in power.

But if one party packed the Court to increase its power, the other party, or a new party might pack the Court again when it came to power, undermining the independence of the Court and respect for rule of law.

• The KEEP NINE Amendment would help to preserve the independence of the U.S. Supreme Court.

• The KEEP NINE Amendment would prohibit a future Congress and President from manipulating the size of the Supreme Court for political gain.

• The KEEP NINE Amendment would help to preserve the Court as a check on the abuse of power by the President or by Congress.

• The KEEP NINE Amendment would help to protect the rights guaranteed to all Americans in our Bill of Rights.

• The KEEP NINE Amendment would prevent divisive and polarizing attempts by any narrow party or political faction to change the size of the Court

• The KEEP NINE Amendment would ensure that any future reform of the Supreme Court would need broad bipartisan support to succeed.

• The KEEP NINE Amendment, once adopted, would end the use of “Court-packing” as political wedge issue by any party.