Press Release and Resolution from the South Dakota Federation of Republican Women
Our Founding Fathers created a government of three branches, each checking the other two, each
checked by the other two. The Legislative was tasked with creating law, the Executive with executing law,
the Judicial with interpreting law.
Unfortunately, the lines between branches have become muddled at times. The Supreme Court has
legislated from the bench â€“ going beyond merely interpreting laws to actually creating them.
Consequently, politicos began seeking to control the Courtâ€™s makeup and thereby to control the Court
After three justices were appointed during President Trumpâ€™s term, the Democrat Party screamed for an
increase in the Supreme Courtâ€™s membership. By appointing a slew of Left-leaning justices, Democrats
intended to dilute conservative votes and force rulings that further a liberal agenda.
On January 17, 2023, protesting such manipulation and gross distortion of our system of government, the
South Dakota Federation of Republican Womenâ€™s executive committee passed a unanimous resolution
asking Congress to maintain the size of the Supreme Court at nine justices.
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
On January 17, 2023, the South Dakota Federation of Republican Women (SDFRW) Executive
Committee unanimously adopted a resolution supporting a constitutional amendment to keep the
Supreme Court at nine justices.
WHEREAS, An independent United States Supreme Court is an essential element of
America's system of checks and balances that protects our Constitutional rights; and,
WHEREAS, The United States Supreme Court has been composed of nine Justices for
more than 150 years; and,
WHEREAS, The United States President and Congress should be prohibited from
undermining the independence of the Supreme Court by changing the number of Justices
on the Court; and,
WHEREAS, The practice of â€œpacking the Courtâ€ for political advantage greatly decreases
confidence that the Supreme Court exists as an essential element of Americaâ€™s system of
checks and balances, which guarantees and protects a citizenâ€™s constitutional rights; and,
WHEREAS, A number of former state attorneys general oppose â€œpacking the court,â€ and
recent polls have shown that voters support a â€œKeep Nine Amendmentâ€ by more than a
RESOLVED, That the South Dakota Federation of Republican Women joins the National
Federation of Republican Women and the Republican National Committee to urge
Congress to adopt the "Keep Nine Amendment" to the U.S. Constitution that states: "The
Supreme Court of the United States shall be composed of nine Justices;â€ and,
RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be sent to South Dakota U.S. Representative
Dusty Johnson to encourage him and his bill co-sponsors in their fight to â€œKeep Nine,â€
copies of this resolution be sent to South Dakota U.S. Senators John Thune and Mike
Rounds as a show of our support for their efforts to â€œKeep Nine,â€ and that a copy of this
resolution be sent to the National Federation of Republican Women to underline their call
to action to â€œKeep Nineâ€.
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--South Dakota Federation of Republican Women
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