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H.J.Res. 53: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require that the Supreme Court be composed of not more than nine justices.

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 25, 2019 (Introduced).


IA

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 53

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 25, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Norman) 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 be composed of not more than 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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The Supreme Court shall be composed of not more than nine justices.

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

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