Trump administration officials are trying to rewrite the rules of the court to ensure the justices are more sympathetic to the president’s agenda.
Trump has repeatedly said he has no problem with appointing judges who will uphold his agenda.
But his aides are urging judges to be more conservative on major legal issues.
They want them to look to the Supreme Court to give them their best advice.
“The Supreme Court is not a blank check for our administration,” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.
“It has the power to protect our freedoms and uphold our constitutional institutions.
It has the authority to make decisions that protect our nation.
It is up to us to use it to make sure the courts uphold our nation’s founding ideals and those of our founders.”
Trump has appointed judges who have strong opinions that could be used to overturn laws that he considers unconstitutional, like the Voting Rights Act and the Supreme Act.
He has also nominated judges who may overturn his orders that block certain federal programs or the enforcement of the law on gun control.
The new rules would also apply to the appointment of justices to the court, including those appointed by Trump, who are supposed to be “independent of the president.”
Some conservatives are skeptical that the court will be willing to hear the president.
The American Bar Association, the country’s largest law society, said it is skeptical of the plan.
In a statement Tuesday, the association called the proposal “unworkable and premature.”
“We urge the administration to consider a variety of other ways to avoid the constitutional problems identified by the association,” the statement said.
The American Bar Associations statement said the new rule would “encourage the appointment to the high court of conservative jurists who will work with the court’s liberal justices on issues of significant policy importance.”
But the White House has repeatedly defended the appointments.
“The president has a constitutional right to nominate and confirm judges who share his view of the constitutional system,” White House spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Tuesday.