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LCV Statement on SCOTUS Decision in Corner Post v. Federal Reserve

Jul 1, 2024

Washington, D.C.— In response to today’s decision from the Supreme Court in Corner Post v. Federal Reserve to open the floodgates of legal challenges to longstanding public protections, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Director of Judiciary & Democracy Doug Lindner:

“This decision is yet another relentless power grab by the MAGA Supreme Court Justices. Along with last week’s decisions, today’s decision has far-reaching implications for the ability of public agencies to protect the people from Big Polluters and powerful corporate interests. In defiance of the will of Congress and decades of precedent, the MAGA justices have invited, as Justice Jackson said, ‘a tsunami of lawsuits,’ to longstanding public protections for our rights to our clean air, clean water, health, and safety – especially challenges backed by the Big Polluters and other corporate interests that helped capture our Supreme Court.

It couldn’t be more clear: this latest power grab by the MAGA Justices will imperil decades-old public protections across every area of public policy including the environment, our democracy, healthcare, reproductive rights, workers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, education, and so much more. The stakes couldn’t be higher as extreme Supreme Court justices continue to twist the law to the benefit of Big Polluters and special interests. We need Congress to expand and rebalance the Supreme Court with four new justices who will follow the law and enforce our protections instead of attacking them. And as MAGA justices continue to vacation with Big Oil mega donors, speak at their political fundraisers, and accept millions of dollars in gifts, it is long past time to pass real, binding ethics legislation for the Supreme Court.”