Fighting a Right-Wing Takeover of Appeals Courts
President Trump and conservative legal groups like the Federalist Society are enacting a right-wing takeover of our appeals courts. They are pushing judges who would protect corporations and the wealthy over the rights of all Americans, and who would rubber-stamp the president’s extreme agenda. Trump promised to nominate ideological judges “in the mold of the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia,” and he’s doing just that.
This is nothing short of a disaster for for our rights. Appellate courts resolve tens of thousands of court cases each year, often serving as the final word on issues like voting rights, environmental protections, LGBTQ+ rights, job discrimination, workers’ rights and reproductive rights. Trump’s judicial takeover is putting our core liberties in jeopardy—for a generation or longer.