20 Vermont Elected Officials Endorse Supreme Court Expansion
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 11, 2023
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WASHINGTON, DC— On Monday, 20 Vermont state and local elected officials released a statement in support of adding four seats to the United States Supreme Court. Many are announcing their support for expansion for the first time, in the wake of news about ethical violations at the Court and extreme decisions on affirmative action and LGBTQ+ rights.
The signers include Lt. Gov Zuckerman, as well as members of the state legislature and local elected officials. Vermont Representative Becca Balint is also a co-sponsor on The Judiciary Act, which would add four seats to the Supreme Court.
The statement reads, in part: “As elected officials, we are especially concerned that the Court is making it harder for the elected branches at all levels to actually solve problems. The Court repeatedly steps in to overturn or restrict democratically enacted policies that do not align with the Republican Party’s agenda.”
A copy of the statement can be found here.
The full list of signatories can be found below.
Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman
State Sen. Martine Gulick
State Sen. Nader Hashim
State Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale
State Sen. Tanya Vyhovsky
State Sen. Anne Watson
State Sen. Becca White
State Rep. Daisy Berbeco
State Rep. Mari Cordes
State Rep. Bobby Farlice-Rubio
State Rep. Troy Headrick
State Rep. Emilie Kornheiser
State Rep. Emilie Krasnow
State Rep. Kate Logan
State Rep. Emma Mulvaney-Stanak
State Rep. Monique Priestley
State Rep. Taylor Small
State Rep. Joseph “Chip” Troiano
Mayor of Montpelier Jack McCoullough
Burlington City Councilor Joseph Magee