As Democrats and fair-minded Constitutionalists agonize over the forthcoming confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett and the resulting 6-3 conservative majority, it’s worth recalling that Mayor Pete was addressing the fundamental misrepresentation of American voter opinion early on.

From the time he announced his presidential candidacy on 4.14.19, Buttigeg was talking about expanding the number of justices from nine to 15, with five affiliated with Democrats, five affiliated with Republicans, and five apolitical justices chosen by the first 10.

No other candidate “made a Supreme Court overhaul central to his or her rationale for running and proposed presidential agenda,” according to NBC’s Josh Lederman. “Buttigieg has said structural democratic reform would be his top priority, vowing to launch a commission on depoliticizing the Supreme Court on his first day as president.”