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LCV Reaffirms Push to Expand the Supreme Court in Support of Judiciary Act Reintroduction

May 16, 2023

Washington, D.C. — In response to the reintroduction of the Judiciary Act by Senator Ed Markey and Representative Hank Johnson, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Director of Judiciary & Democracy Doug Lindner:

“Extremist Republicans on our captured Supreme Court have proven they will stop at nothing to roll back the clock on our environmental protections, our democracy, and our fundamental rights. Too many justices are putting partisan and corporate interests over people and fidelity to the law. Last year, in West Virginia v. EPA, they undermined climate action and federal agencies’ ability to make decisions based on expertise and law instead of judges’ ideology. Extremist justices also overturned Roe v. Wade, imperiling access to critical reproductive healthcare across the country.

In the coming weeks, the Supreme Court could roll back Clean Water Act protections, weaken the Voting Rights Act for the third time in a decade, and endanger the ability of state courts and state constitutions to protect our democracy. Congress must pass the Judiciary Act to expand and rebalance the Supreme Court with four new pro-democracy, pro-environment, pro-choice justices who will protect our rights and make decisions based on law, not an extremist partisan agenda.”

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