Ricketts joins letter opposing ‘court packing’

LINCOLN, Neb. -- A group of governors is sending a written message to President Joe Biden.

Gov. Pete Ricketts, of Nebraska, has joined 19 other governors in opposition to any potential option of increasing the number of justices on the Supreme Court.

In a letter, the governors say "court packing" would be "unprecedented, unproductive and unpredictable."

The letter is in response to Biden's April executive order about forming a presidential commission regarding the Supreme Court.

The bipartisan commission has stated no specific goals or initiatives. According to Biden's executive order, it was established to analyze "the principal arguments in the contemporary public debate for and against Supreme Court reform."

The Supreme Court has expanded or shrunk seven times throughout its history.

The governors' letter urges the president to withdraw the proposal for the commission.