A Right-Wing Court
As the U.S. Supreme Court is pushed further to the right—as with the confirmation of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch—real people suffer. In recent years, the right-wing majority on the high court has issued rulings that weaken our democracy and threaten individual rights, including:
- Citizens United v. FEC: The 2010 Citizens United ruling paved the way for unlimited corporate spending to influence our elections.
- Shelby County v. Holder: This 2013 decision gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the “crown jewel” of the civil rights movement.
- Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.: The Hobby Lobby case, decided in 2014, said corporations have religious rights and can use them to deny birth control to women workers.