Demand Justice Statement On Travel Ban Ruling: It’s Time For Democrats To Declare Enough Is Enough On Trump Judges

06.26.18

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2018

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DEMAND JUSTICE STATEMENT ON TRAVEL BAN RULING:
IT’S TIME FOR DEMOCRATS TO DECLARE ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ON TRUMP JUDGES

WASHINGTON, DC–Brian Fallon, Executive Director of Demand Justice, released the following statement Tuesday after the Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s travel ban with a 5-4 decision:

“This is a splash of cold water in the face of the Resistance. All of our activism against Trump’s agenda will amount to little if we don’t fight for the independence of our justice system. Donald Trump’s capture of our courts will be his single greatest legacy, and it will outlast his time in his office. Even taking back Congress will not enable Democrats to undo this damage.

“This travel ban ruling is the result of a Republican hijacking of the Supreme Court that has been decades in the making. Democrats have been too passive in the fact of this threat, clinging to romantic notions of the Court as an apolitical institution. Even now, Senate Democrats continue to vote for the majority of Trump’s judicial picks, mindlessly approving them with no accountability whatsoever for the rulings these judges go on to issue.

“We need to disrupt this sense of complacency on the left. It begins with demanding that Senate Democrats no longer aid and abet Trump in his takeover of the courts. There is no reason for any Democrat to be voting for any of Trump’s judicial picks. Senator Hirono already votes against cloture on every Trump nominee, but she is the only Democrat taking this stand. More Democrats should adopt her approach immediately.”

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