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H.J.Res. 39: 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 resolution below is as of Apr 13, 2021 (Introduced).


IA

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 39

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 13, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Jacobs of New York, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Budd, Mr. Mullin, Mr. Buck, and Mr. Rouzer) 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:

1.

The Supreme Court shall be composed of not more than nine justices.

2.

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

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