WHEREAS the United States Supreme Court has issued a series of regressive rulings rolling back fundamental constitutional protections by overturning Roe vs. Wade, ending affirmative action, limiting protections for LGBTQ people, undermining voting rights, gutting environmental regulations to combat climate change, ruling reasonable gun laws unconstitutional, eliminating debt relief for college students, and elevating religious beliefs and rights above all others; and
WHEREAS the current composition of the court is rife with corruption with some justices accepting lavish gifts and other forms of renumeration while failing to disclose associated conflicts involving individuals with cases before the court and refusing to follow the code of ethics imposed upon all other federal justices; and
WHEREAS justices appointed to the Supreme Court are appointed for life and the current Supreme Court has a super-majority of relatively young fundamentalist Christian conservative justices out of touch with the beliefs of the vast majority of the American public, which means our fundamental rights will continue to be eroded for decades before new progressive justices can be appointed;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Riverside County Democratic Party urges the U.S. Congress to use its constitutional powers to rein in the U.S. Supreme Court by undertaking investigations, enforcing a code of judicial ethics, and expanding the number of justices to balance and restore the Supreme Court; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Riverside County Democratic Party shall transmit a copy of this resolution to all California Democrats in the US Senate and House of Representatives, as well as the Chair of the Democratic National Committee and to the President of the United States.
Author(s): Lanny Swerdlow, RN LNC – AD 47
Sponsored by: Riverside County Democratic Party
Supporter(s): CDP Region 12 Caucus