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H.J.Res. 52: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require that the Supreme Court of the United States be composed of nine justices.

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 21, 2019 (Introduced).


IA

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 52

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 21, 2019

submitted the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require that the Supreme Court of the United States be composed of nine justices.

That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

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1.

The Supreme Court of the United States shall be composed of nine justices, though one or more of these nine offices may be vacant until filled.

2.

If the size of the Supreme Court has been increased to more than nine justices before this amendment is ratified, upon the ratification of this amendment, those additional offices are void.

3.

Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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