This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on May 3, 2022.
Legal advocates also used the collective outrage to refocus efforts on court reform and renew calls to expand—or, as some say, rebalance—the Court.
“We must expand the Court to put a check on this increasingly lawless and hyper-partisan conservative majority,” said Alliance for Justice president Rakim H.D. Brooks. “We must fill every judicial vacancy by the end of this year. Progressives must focus our attention on state courts, which will now be a critical frontline in the fight to protect abortion rights. There are paths to restoring our rights, but we must recognize that they cannot be accomplished through business as usual. Conservatives spent decades laying the groundwork for this outcome, and our response must be commensurate to meet this moment.”