This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on July 20, 2021.
Nan Aron, the president of the progressive Alliance for Justice, accused Republicans of hypocrisy for how they confirmed Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, and accused those justices of bias.
“It would be one thing if these justices then turned around and were fair and impartial. However, in scores of democracy cases, they’ve consistently undermined democracy and aided the very party that appointed them,” she said. “Republicans are using this undemocratic and partisan majority on the court to cement their own power.”
Therefore, Aron concluded, “If the court day after day continues to bend the law to side with the wealthy and powerful… then the only possible conclusion is that reform is imperative.”
“Unless there are real reforms to the court, including expanding the number of justices, something completely constitutional and done regularly throughout our history, our system of government and our rights and legal protections will be eroded for generations,” Aron said.