Deep Dive (April 16): More Justices? Debate Around Democrats’ Plan to Expand Supreme Court

April 16, 2021 Updated: April 16, 2021

Democratic legislators introduced a bill Thursday that would add four seats to the U.S. Supreme Court. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says, while she’s not ruling out the expansion, she will not bring the bill to a vote for now. But House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says the Democrats’ proposal should scare every single American.

The term “court packing” is back in the news. How does it relate back to Franklin D. Roosevelt? What is it, and why does it matter? Inside Congress, lawmakers are fiercely divided. But where do Americans stand on the issue? Three national surveys give insight.

While Facebook and Twitter are both tightening the web of censorship on their platforms, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is launching his new social media platform, called “Frank.” He says its mission is to provide a place for free speech. Frank is described as a combination of Twitter and YouTube.

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