Supporters of expanding the Supreme Court see a midterm opportunity

Supporters of expanding the Supreme Court see a midterm opportunity

Liberal groups and some Democrats want to make structural changes to the Supreme Court an issue in the midterm elections. It will probably be a tough fight.

  • Demand Justice, a group that supports the expansion of the courts, backed seven Democratic House candidates.
  • Polls indicate confidence in the Supreme Court has declined, but Americans are divided on expansion.
  • The groups see the court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade like an inflection point.

Correction: An earlier version of the story misrepresented the number of sponsors of legislation to expand the Supreme Court. There are three sponsors in the Senate and 59 in the House.

WASHINGTON — Progressive Democrats hope to capitalize on the blockbuster decision to overturn Roe v. Wade make expanding the Supreme Court a midterm election issue – at least in the Democratic primaries – despite strong political headwinds.