Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody Leads National Coalition Against Court-Packing

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody Leads National Coalition Against Court-Packing

Supreme Court gets political, or has it always been so?

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
April 22, 2021

America's long-standing judicial system has recently been the center of the political controversy, as the Democratic Socialist push for packing the U.S. Supreme Court has gained much momentum since President Joe Biden took office.  Now, Attorney General Ashley Moody (R-FL), along with 19 other attorneys generals, have come together to oppose the court-packing initiative the late Justice Ruth Bater Ginsburg once opposed.

The first action taken by Moody's new team was a written letter to the executive and legislature, warning about the politicization of the courts and the importance of reinforcing liberties through the courts.

“Federal legislation has been filed, and a presidential advisory commission has been manufactured, to begin the process to pack our U.S. Supreme Court. These initial steps are alarming," stated General Moody in a statement about the court-packing. "We have seen historically in other nation states that this can lead to the demise of democracy. These attempts to take over our nation’s highest court left unopposed, will shake the foundations of our system of government and fray the boundaries of separation of powers instilled in our Constitution. I, along with a coalition of other attorneys general, am standing up to protect the country that we love and the integrity of our judicial system.”

This fight for the multistate coalition goes back to the American Revolution, in which the United States sought out a free government from King George III, and also referenced how President Franklin D. Rooselvelt's attempt to court pack roughly 80 years ago failed because of its endangerment to Constitutional rights.

However, the opposition will tell you differently as the courts "need" to be updated due to the changing times.

Due to the hyperpartisan nature of the debate,  Moody also urged for transparency as she called on Biden to allow the commission he employed to research court expansion to be open to the public eye.

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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