In part four of 5-4‘s series on the Federalist Society, PPP’s Executive Director Molly Coleman spoke about where the legal left has gone wrong in the past, and PPP’s current work to challenge the corporate capture of the legal system.

“On the left, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about ‘not this.’ We know that we don’t like this world in which Sam Alito decides who has rights based on how he feels when he wakes up in the morning. [Saying] ‘this sucks, and we don’t want to be here’ is fine, and it’s true, and it’s not an organizing project. It’s not motivating people on our side. It’s not speaking to the world as it could be…And if we don’t know where we’re trying to get, it results in us having really incoherent strategy, because we’re not totally clear on what we’re fighting for…

“Do we just want a more progressive set of judges and justices on the bench, or do we want a world in which we aren’t actually at the whim of any unelected, unaccountable lawyer who’s been appointed to a position of power?”

Listen to the whole episode at 5-4.