We Must Act to Save Our Democracy
In the Supreme Court's most recent term, the conservative majority:
- Banned affirmative action in higher education
- Made it more difficult to regulate polluters and keep our water clean
- Overturned President Biden’s student debt relief plan
- Allowed business owners to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people
And that’s on top of the damage the conservatives did last term, when they struck down countless gun safety laws, made it easier for polluters to contaminate our air, and overturned Roe v. Wade, leaving millions of people without access to reproductive health care.
Not to mention that some of those conservative justices have been found to be engaging in highly questionable and corrupt behavior off the bench, accepting lavish gifts from billionaires who donate to MAGA Republicans or have business pending in front of the Court.
SCOTUS can no longer be trusted to uphold our fundamental rights, or even to follow even the most basic ethical standards. But, the Supreme Court is not untouchable. Congress has a constitutional duty to perform oversight over the Court and reform it as necessary. Refusing to do so only emboldens corruption.
We need to fight back against this extreme, right-wing Court. Our Members of Congress must do everything in their power to hold justices who engage in blatantly corrupt behavior accountable and institute structural Supreme Court reforms, like expansion.