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LCV Statement on SCOTUS Decision in SEC v. Jarkesy

Jun 27, 2024

Washington, D.C.— In response to today’s decision from the Supreme Court in Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jarkesy to limit the tools public agencies have for enforcing public protections, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Director of Judiciary & Democracy Doug Lindner:

“Justice Sotomayor is right to say that today’s decision is a power grab. Extreme MAGA Supreme Court justices are once again grabbing power from the public agencies that protect our rights to health, safety, clean air, and clean water, and protect us from powerful corporate interests like Big Polluters. Today’s decision makes it harder for public agencies to enforce critical protections, subverts the will of the people, undermines the Congress and the President the people vote for, and could impact every area of public policy including the environment, our democracy, healthcare, reproductive rights, workers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, education, and so much more. 

Today’s power grab by the MAGA Justices is only the latest in their reckless, dangerous pattern of twisting the law to serve big business and MAGA extremists. We need Congress to expand and rebalance the Supreme Court with four new justices who will defend our rights, protections for our communities, and our democracy instead of rolling them back. And we need Supreme Court ethics legislation to stop the nation’s highest court from operating with the lowest ethical standards.”