FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2023
People’s Parity Project Statement on the Start of Another Terrible Supreme Court Term
Washington DC—Following today’s start of the Supreme Court’s 2023–24 term, People’s Parity Project’s Policy & Program Director Tristin Brown released the following statement:
“Today, the Supreme Court began its new term and, unsurprisingly, this is another term filled with extremely concerning cases on the docket. After ending its last term by outlawing affirmative action in higher education, dramatically limiting the EPA’s ability to regulate our wetlands and waterways, greenlighting discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in the public square, and striking down President Biden’s student debt relief plan, the Court has teed up another term of attacking precedent and civil rights.
“Tomorrow, the Court will be hearing arguments in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) v. Community Financial Services Association, a case that could crush the CFPB’s funding structure and threaten the agency’s ability to enforce crucial consumer protection laws. The Court has also agreed to hear Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, yet another case attempting to interfere with an agency’s ability to enforce civil rights laws. Later in the term, the Court will also take up United States v. Rahimi, a case that could put guns in the hands of domestic violence abusers. These cases are just a few examples of what lies ahead for this tumultuous term and institution. The Court’s continued path of destruction is only exacerbated by the many ethical violations plaguing the court.
“It remains absolutely critical that Congress steps in to exercise its check and balance power against this branch that has been off of the rails. In addition to passing legislation that requires Supreme Court justices to be subject to a binding code of ethics, we implore congressional members to cosponsor the Judiciary Act to immediately add four justices to the Supreme Court.”
People’s Parity Project is a movement of attorneys and law students organizing for a democratized legal system which values people over profits, builds the power of working people, and opposes subordination of any form. Together, we are dismantling a profession that upholds corporate power and building a legal system that is a force for justice and equity. Our work focuses on building power for working people in the civil legal system through organizing, policy innovation, political education, and solidarity. Learn more: www.peoplesparity.org/about.