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Q&A: Can Democrats really pack the Supreme Court?

WASHINGTON – Democrats have introduced a bill to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court from nine to 13. Such a move could allow President Biden to swing the current 6-3 conservative majority in favor of liberals.

The effort, condemned by Republicans, faces long odds and has raised questions about why the issue is being raised now and what Congress can actually do.

Here's a look at some key questions:

Q. Why the push now to add justices to the Supreme Court?

A. Democrats say it is in response to Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell.

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