Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has proposed an amendment to the Constitution to require that the Supreme Court have nine justices. Many Democrats want to “pack the court” by increasing the number of justices, and this could give the Democrats more power. Seventeen Republican Senators have co-sponsored this proposed amendment. We need to keep the numbers of justices at nine.
Please contact our Oregon Senators and ask that they support Sen. Cruz’s proposed amendment. Email Ron | Contact | U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon (senate.gov) Email Jeff | Connect | U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon (senate.gov)
The Constitution provides that an amendment may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures. A proposed amendment becomes part of the Constitution as soon as it is ratified by three-fourths of the States (38 of 50 States). For more details, Constitutional Amendment Process | National Archives