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Paul Collins Quoted Regarding “Court Packing” and Calls to Expand the Supreme Court

Paul Collins, Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science at UMass Amherst, is quoted in a news article exploring the history of “court packing” and calls to expand the Supreme Court from its current roster of nine justices. “I’m not sure that the purpose of introducing the legislation is to actually pass it,” Collins said of the proposal to expand the court. “Instead, I think congressional Democrats are putting Supreme Court justices on notice as they deliberate over controversial cases involving Obamacare, religious liberty, abortion and immigration.” (Newsweek, 4/21/21)

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