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H.R. 2584: Judiciary Act of 2021

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Consecutive presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama each got two Supreme Court justices confirmed by the Senate during their presidencies. Their successor Donald Trump, though, got three — despite serving fewer years than any of those predecessors.

Those three justices made the Court much more ideologically conservative, particularly because two of them replaced a centrist and a left-leaning justice rather than a fellow conservative, leading to fears that the Court could overturn hallmark decisions like Roe v. Wade.

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Henry C. “Hank” Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 15, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Apr 15, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Apr 15, 2021

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59 Cosponsors (59 Democrats)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Apr 15, 2021

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H.R. 2584 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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