Demand Justice Statement in Response to Roberts Criticizing Schumer’s Warning to Supreme Court

03.04.20

WASHINGTON, DC—Demand Justice Executive Director Brian Fallon released the following statement Wednesday after Chief Justice John Roberts attacked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for calling out the partisan nature of the Supreme Court:

“It takes a certain amount of chutzpah for John Roberts to condemn these comments by Chuck Schumer after saying nothing when President Trump attacked two Democratic-appointed justices just last month.

“The decision to even hear this abortion case, after the Court already struck down an identical law four years ago, was itself a brazenly political act by the Roberts Court, and it is fully appropriate for politicians and the public to call it out.

“The Court’s entire docket this year has already guaranteed that it will be at the center of debate in 2020. Schumer was right to warn the Court against continuing to act so politically. Roberts ought to brace himself for plenty more criticism in the months to come.”

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