In a new op-ed featured in The Hill, PFAW Senior Fellow Elliot Mincberg reflects on three back-to-back days in January – MLK Day and the anniversaries of Supreme Court decisions Roe v. Wade and Citizens United v. FEC – and how recent rulings by Trump-appointed judges on civil rights, choice and reproductive rights, and money in politics serve as a reminder of the vital importance of federal courts in our lives.
Citing the Citizens United and Shelby County Supreme Court rulings, and four appellate court decisions and dissents by Trump judges, Mincberg outlines the threat that Trump’s judicial appointees to our rights and our democracy – and the need for accountability at the ballot box on Election Day. He writes:
“January’s anniversaries show us why federal courts matter. As we continue to look forward to Election Day, let’s not forget what we’re fighting for – and the dangerous role that Donald Trump, Republican legislators, and Trump-appointed judges are playing in stripping us of our rights.”
Read the op-ed here.