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LCV Statement on SCOTUS Decision in Trump vs. United States

Jul 1, 2024

Washington, D.C.— In response to today’s decision from the Supreme Court in Trump vs. United States, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Director of Judiciary & Democracy Doug Lindner:

“Our democracy is on the line. Over the last week, the Supreme Court’s MAGA justices have repeatedly made decisions undermining the ability of the President and Congress to protect the people from Big Polluters and other powerful corporate interests. Today, the same MAGA justices decided on a partisan basis to give shocking, lawless immunity to former President Trump. 

For democracy to endure, no one – especially not the Commander in Chief – can be above the law.  At a time when the foundation of free and fair democracy is under threat by various forms of election subversion, today’s decision further raises the risk of political violence, of voter and election worker intimidation, of democratic backsliding, and of existential threats to the rights and liberties of the people. We cannot continue this way. Congress must expand and rebalance this captured Supreme Court with four new justices who will protect our democracy instead of enabling its destruction.”