Attorney Jeremy Dys of Texas-based First Liberty Institute says his legal firm has submitted a public comment to the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States opposing any plans that they may have to either pack the court or otherwise engage in court reform.
"We're basically saying, 'Leave the court as it is; it's working just fine,'" Dys continues. "402,537 people signed onto that letter."
The commission was formed in April following an executive order. Topics being examined include the membership and size of the court, the length of service and turnover of justices on the court, as well as the court's case selection, rules, and practices.
"There is a very vocal minority of people on the left that are demanding that this court cater to the political whims of the Congress and the White House," says Dys. "If it becomes just another political football, then our country is really going to suffer."
In response to the commission's creation, First Liberty created SupremeCoup.com to bring awareness to the concerns and to stress the importance of preserving the Supreme Court and its judicial independence.
"This is not something to be messed with," Dys asserts. "Leave the Supreme Court alone."
In the 1980s, then-Senator Joe Biden called President Franklin Roosevelt's idea to add justices to the Supreme Court a "bonehead idea."