Fixing the Supreme Court
In testimony submitted on July 20, 2021 to the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, former People For the American Way President Ben Jealous called for urgently needed reforms to the Court, including term limits, the establishment of new standards of ethics and transparency, and the addition of seats to the Court.
“Our current Supreme Court has been captured by the Far Right and corporate interests, and is dominated by Trump judges as a result of Mitch McConnell’s unethical actions to steal Supreme Court seats. This politicization of the Court is robbing Americans of their rights and undermining our democracy. Unless ethics standards and term limits are established, and the current Court is enlarged, the die has been unjustly cast for a far-right Court that will serve only partisan interests and the wealthy and privileged for decades to come,” said Jealous.