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ICYMI: Trump Threatens to Confirm More SCOTUS Justices if He's Re-Elected

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 18, 2020
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The stakes are higher than ever as the Supreme Court prepares to issue a decision in a case that could open the floodgates to abortion restrictions across the country

Washington, DC — Today, Donald Trump again said the quiet part out loud: If he gets re-elected, he'll pack the Supreme Court with justices who he thinks will carry out his political agenda to gut abortion access, target immigrants, and undermine civil rights for all.





A majority of the Supreme Court justices today decided Trump's efforts to end DACA, the highly successful program that protects at least 700,000 young immigrants who have grown up in the United States from deportation, were "arbitrary and capricious" — but notably did not include Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, who were appointed by Trump.

As the Supreme Court prepares to issue decisions in cases that could open the floodgates to abortion restrictions across the country and limit access to birth control, the stakes for the November election — and the urgent need to send Trump and his allies in Congress packing — couldn't be higher.

Trump has done everything in his power to overturn Roe v. Wade, asserting it was “wrongly decided” and packing the Supreme Court with justices who he believed would gut the constitutional protections for abortion access. In addition to two Supreme Court justices, Trump has packed the federal courts across the country with nearly 200 judges, many of whom have track records against reproductive rights and access to health care. Just this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pushed forward the confirmation of Trump nominee Justin Walker for a lifetime position on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is not even available until September.


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