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The Unrig the Courts Coalition’s Statement on the Final Report from the Presidential SCOTUS Commission

12/07/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2021
Contacts:
Kenny Palmer, Indivisible | press@indivisible.org
Danielle Strasburger, Center for Popular Democracy  | press@populardemocracy.org 
Take Back the Court | press@takebackthecourt.today  
Anushka Sarkar, Stand Up America | press@standupamerica.com  
Colin Diersing, Demand Justice | press@demandjustice.org 
Just Democracy | press@justdemocracy.us
Molly Coleman, People’s Parity Project | molly@peoplesparity.org 
Colleen Roache, Demos Action | croache@demosaction.org

“If the Commission won’t say it, then we will: the only solution now is to expand the Supreme Court.”

Washington, DC -- Today, the Unrig the Courts Coalition released the following statement on the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States:

“While we deeply appreciate the efforts of some of the commissioners to try to issue a report that actually wrestled with the solutions to the existential crises facing the Supreme Court, we are disappointed to see that this final report is little more than a pros and cons list. Based on the Commission’s report, you’d hardly know there was anything wrong with the Court, let alone that the six conservative extremist justices are casually preparing to overturn Roe v. Wade and 50 years of precedent on abortion rights, not because there’s a constitutional reason to do so, but because their loyalty to Republican politics and power demands it. 

“This is a Court that has fallen irretrievably into partisanship. Not only are they poised to gut reproductive rights, they’ve already destroyed workers’ rights, torn up the Voting Rights Act twice, granted personhood to corporations, and allowed a flood of money to corrupt our democracy. This is not a Court whose conservative membership can be redeemed. If the Commission won’t say it, then we will: the only solution now is to expand the Supreme Court.

“We call on Congress to pass the Judiciary Act immediately, and add four seats to the Supreme Court, so we can restore balance and integrity to this damaged institution.”

 

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ABOUT THE UNRIG THE COURTS COALITION
The Unrig the Courts Coalition is a coalition dedicated to structural court reforms, the most important of which is expanding the Supreme Court.