World Joe Biden Once Called Court-Packing 'Bonehead Idea': 'Terrible, Terrible Mistake'
Hunter Biden Doesn't Remember If He Left Laptop With Repairman: 'I Truly Do Not Know'
"You'll realize that I wasn't keeping tabs on possessions very well for about a four-year period of time," the president's son said in a recent interview with CBS News.Last October—just weeks ahead of the 2020 presidential election—emails and images from a laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden were reported on by The New York Post. John Paul MacIsaac, the owner of a laptop repair store in Delaware, said that an unidentified man—whom he believed was Hunter Biden—left the computer with him and never returned for it.
Democrats will introduce a bill on Thursday to increase the number of justices on thefrom 9 to 13 in a major attempt at reform of the nation's highest court.
House Judiciary Chairmanand Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) while two members of Nadler's committee, representatives Hank Johnson of Georgia and Mondaire Jones of New York, will be co-sponsors.
Hunter Biden's Memoir in Amazon's Top 15 Best-Sellers Upon Release
"Beautiful Things," a memoir written by President Joe Biden's second son, was released on Tuesday.Biden's memoir climbed quickly to the top of Amazon's best sellers list upon its release. It held the 15th spot on the site's overall literary ranking as of Tuesday morning. Beautiful Things also earned a position among Barnes and Noble's Top 100 best selling books and was ranked 32nd on the day of its debut.
The move has once again put the spotlight on Presidentwho has previously expressed opposition to so-called "court-packing," but recently to examine potential reform of the court.
Biden has significant experience with Supreme Court nominations. He chaired theJudiciary Committee from 1987 to 1995. That committee oversees the confirmation hearings for the court's justices.
In that capacity, he oversaw six nominations, including two of the most controversial—Clarence Thomas, who, and Robert Bork, who was famously rejected.
Remarks Biden made while a senator in 1983 have recently resurfaced. He was ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee at the time and criticized then President Ronald Reagan's attempt to replace three members of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, comparing it to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's abortive efforts to add justices to the Supreme Court.
Biden’s Supreme Court reform commission won’t fix anything
The president’s new commission has a lot of fans — in the Federalist Society.On Friday, President Joe Biden announced that he would sign an executive order creating a “Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States.” Griffith — who retired from the federal bench in 2020, allowing former President Trump to choose his successor — is one of several prominent conservatives on this commission, which the White House says Biden appointed to “provide an analysis of the principal arguments in the contemporary public debate for and against Supreme Court reform.
"President Roosevelt clearly had the right to send to the United States Senate and the United Statesa proposal to pack the court. It was totally within his right to do that. He violated no law. He was legalistically, absolutely correct," Biden said at the time.
"But it was a bonehead idea," Biden went on. "It was a terrible, terrible mistake to make. And it put in question, for an entire decade, the independence of the most significant body—including the Congress included in my view—in this country, the Supreme Court of the United States of America."
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Biden's 1983 comments were highlighted by, which shared CSPAN footage of his remarks.
During the 2020 presidential election, Biden caused some controversy when he initially refused to be drawn on the question of expanding the court.
Joe Biden's 2012 Comments About Leaving Afghanistan 'Period' in 2014 Resurface
"We are leaving in 2014," Biden promised during a 2012 vice presidential debate.Biden plans to announce that all U.S. troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by September 11, exactly 20 years after the 2001 Al-Qaeda attacks targeting New York City and Washington, D.C., which became the impetus for what has become America's longest war. The president's timeline would actually extend the withdrawal by several months from the May 1 deadline set under a peace deal signed between the U.S. and the Taliban last year under former President Donald Trump.
"You'll know my opinion on court-packing when the election is over," Biden said on October 8 in response to a question about the matter.
"It's a great question, and I don't blame you for asking. But you know, the moment I answer that question, the headline in every one of your papers will be on the answer to that question," he said.
Amid criticism of that response, he told anNews townhall event on October 15 that voters "do have a right to know where I'll stand and they'll have a right to know where I stand before they vote."
On October 13, Biden told Cincinnati's WKRC he was "not a fan" of expanding the Supreme Court in comments that have since been extensively quoted. However, Biden promised to create a committee of experts to study the issue while on the campaign trail—a promise he began to fulfill last week.
Biden's past opposition to expanding the court is likely to become a flashpoint asmove toward significant reform. The bill is set to be announced on Thursday outside the Supreme Court building.
Biden wants to convince the world America can be trusted on climate change .
It’s going to be a tough sell.Senior administration officials spoke with reporters on a Wednesday call ahead of two days of remote meetings featuring world leaders like Biden, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Russian President Vladimir Putin. While they didn’t confirm reports that the US hopes to cut emissions by 50 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, they did answer Vox’s question on why other nations should trust America to keep its climate promises — given the US government has swung wildly on climate policy depending on who the president is.