For Immediate Release
Laurie Kinney, Director of Communications
(202) 464-7367 / Laurie.Kinney@afj.org
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 21, 2016: Alliance for Justice Action Campaign President Nan Aron released the following statement today in response to tonight’s remarks by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump regarding the U.S. Supreme Court:
In his remarks in Cleveland tonight, Donald Trump doubled down on a theme of this week’s GOP convention and reaffirmed that the future of our federal courts hangs in the balance in this election. It’s clear that Trump and his Republicans have an “extreme makeover” in mind for our U.S. Supreme Court, if he gets the chance to fill the seats of justices who may retire very soon. A far-right Trump Court would protect powerful special interests at the expense of everyday Americans. A far-right Trump Court would run roughshod over the rights of workers, women, LGBT people and immigrants. A far-right, radical Trump Court would protect big corporations’ right to pollute instead of our rights to clean air and water, and drag us back to an era when ordinary people lived in the shadow of the wealthy and powerful. We know Donald Trump has his sights set on our courts. But his vision for the courts is not about what’s best for the American people.
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