David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School, will serve on the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, according to a statement released by the White House on April 9, 2021. Duke Law professors Guy-Uriel E. Charles, Walter Dellinger, and Margaret H. Lemos also will serve on the commission.
According to the statement, the commission is a bipartisan assembly of experts on the court and the court reform debate, and includes legal scholars, former federal judges, and practitioners who have appeared before the Supreme Court. Their expertise spans constitutional law, history, and political science.
The purpose of the commission is to analyze the principal arguments for and against reforming the Supreme Court and specific topics, including the genesis of the reform debate; the Court’s role in the constitutional system; the length of service and turnover of justices on the Court; the membership and size of the Court; and the Court’s case selection, rules, and practices. The commission will hold public meetings to hear views from other experts and additional groups and will prepare a report on their findings to be delivered to President Biden in 180 days.