In response to today’s Supreme Court ruling in Gonzales v. Carhart, People For the American Way President Ralph G. Neas released the following statement:
“Today’s 5–4 decision is further proof that the confirmation of right-wing nominees to the Supreme Court has disastrous consequences for Americans’ rights and liberties.”
“The replacement of moderate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor with ultraconservative Justice Samuel Alito has brought the Court to the brink of judicial disaster.
“President Bush’s Supreme Court nominees are weakening Americans’ rights and legal protections. Today’s decision will energize a crucial public conversation with presidential candidates about the importance of future Supreme Court justices.”