COLUMBUS – State Representative Jean Schmidt (R-Loveland) last week introduced House Concurrent Resolution 18, a resolution urging the Congress of the United States to adopt the “Keep Nine” amendment of the United States Constitution.
The “Keep Nine” amendment states the following: “The Supreme Court of the United State shall be composed of nine justices.”
Schmidt believes that an independent Supreme Court is an essential element of America’s system of checks and balances that protects the constitutional rights of all Americans. She also has confidence that the President and Congress should be prohibited from undermining the independence of the Supreme Court by changing the number of justices on the Supreme Court.
“The policies and actions we are watching come from Washington, D.C. are truly concerning,” said Schmidt. “If the Democrats continue their efforts to ‘pack the Supreme Court’, they need to be aware that the American people are watching. This resolution is modeled after other resolutions across the country and, while nonbinding, we cannot sit back and allow these fundamental shifts to occur in our federal government.”
Concurrent Resolution 18 now heads to the House Civil Justice Committee for further consideration.