The Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States was formed by President Joe Biden’s Executive Order 14023 in April 2021.
The Commission’s purpose was to provide an analysis of the principal arguments in the contemporary public debate for and against reforming the Supreme Court, including an appraisal of the merits and legality of particular reform proposals. The topics examined by the Commission included the genesis of the reform debate; the Court’s role in the constitutional system; the length of service and turnover of justices on the Court; the membership and size of the Court; and the Court’s case selection, rules, and practices.
At its public meeting on December 7, 2021, the 34-member Commission voted unanimously to approve the submission of the final report, concluding that it had met its charge to provide an account of the current debate over the “role and operation of the Supreme Court in our constitutional system.”
- Co-chair, Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States
- Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law and Counselor to the Dean, Yale Law School
- Former clerk, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
- Member, Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States
- Senior fellow, American Enterprise Institute
- Co-director, C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State