White House commission on the Supreme Court to release draft materials Thursday
(CNN) A 36-member commission set up by President Joe Biden to study the US Supreme Court is set to release draft materials on Thursday, the White House announced.
The Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States was established in April partly as a compromise with liberals, who called for the expansion of the number of justices on the conservative-dominated Supreme Court -- dubbed "court packing" by critics.
Biden brought up the idea of creating the commission while campaigning for president, as he was being pressured by fellow Democrats to take a stand on court expansion to try to bring greater balance to a bench dominated 6-3 by conservatives.
The court appears poised to continue its right turn on abortion rights, religious liberty and voting restrictions.
But according to the White House, the commission is examining far more than just expanding the bench.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced the upcoming release of the commission's "draft preliminary discussion materials" during Wednesday's press briefing, telling reporters the materials have not been submitted to the White House for edits or feedback.
She added that the materials' release will be followed by a public meeting of the commission on Friday.