Stop Gorsuch

Supreme Court justices should understand that the Constitution protects all of us, not just the wealthy and privileged. But Donald Trump has nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, a judge whose record does not demonstrate respect for our constitutional values of liberty, equality, and justice for all.

His troubling record calls into question his ability to be fair and guided by the Constitution, rather than his own political agenda. The fact that he was hand-picked by right-wing organizations funded by oil billionaires Charles and David Koch is cause for even more alarm. We must defend our constitutional rights and values and oppose Gorsuch's nomination to our country’s most important court.

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Why Gorsuch Must Be Opposed

  • Said corporations can deny birth control coverage to employees. Gorsuch joined the Tenth Circuit majority in the original Hobby Lobby case, later affirmed by the Supreme Court, holding that corporations can cite religious beliefs to deny contraception coverage to employees.
  • Has repeatedly ruled against the rights of disabled students. Gorsuch has authored opinions limiting the ability of disabled students to seek protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
  • Wants to make it harder for agencies to enforce laws passed by Congress. He has gone even further to the right than Justice Scalia in arguing for the elimination of the so-called Chevron doctrine, under which courts defer to administrative agency interpretations of ambiguous statutes, which has been extremely important on environmental, job safety, and other issues.

What’s at Stake in the Supreme Court Fight

The Supreme Court fight is critical to the future of our fundamental rights and liberties, on all of the issues that shape our lives. The addition of a justice who follows his own right-wing ideology instead of the Constitution could lead to devastating consequences. On immigration, a new right-wing justice would most likely join with other arch-conservative justices in voting to uphold Trump’s draconian immigration changes. The same is true for workers’ rights protections, access to abortion, voting rights, money in politics reform, LGBTQ rights, and more.

The fight around the Supreme Court is about more than one nominee; it’s about the constitutional rights and values that make us who we are as a country. We have to stand up for those values by lending our voices to the fight to protect the Supreme Court.

By the Numbers

68%
Percent of Americans who say that who sits on the Supreme Court is “very” or “extremely” important to them.

Over 165
Number of 5-4 decisions the Supreme Court issued since Roberts and Alito joined, many of which distorted the law and undermined our democracy.

293 days
The wait faced by Merrick Garland, Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, who never received a hearing due to unprecedented GOP obstruction.