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LCV Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Alexander v. South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP

May 23, 2024

Washington, D.C.–In response to today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Alexander v. South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Director of Judiciary & Democracy Doug Lindner:

“The right to vote is the bedrock of our democracy. It is the right that protects all other rights, including the right to clean air, clean water, and a sustainable future. It includes the right to equal representation free from political manipulation. But today, the extremist MAGA Justices who dominate our Supreme Court have once again twisted the law to harm voters of color and roll back the right to equal representation.

Over the past decade, these Justices have gutted the Voting Rights Act and ruled that the Constitution does not protect the people from partisan gerrymandering. Now, this partisan majority of Justices uses the partisanship of South Carolina’s gerrymander as a shield to protect its racism. And they do so at a time when there are widespread and real concerns about the ethics of these extreme Justices, including the appearance of support by certain Justices for the January 6 insurrection. We cannot continue this way. We need Congress to protect and expand the fundamental right to vote by passing the Freedom to Vote Act, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, the Washington, DC Admission Act, and the Judiciary Act to expand and rebalance this captured and corrupted Supreme Court.”