A Case For Court Expansion
In the United States today, the labor movement is under attack at every level, the economy is rife with inequity, and democracy is at a perilous crossroads. These dire trends are all thanks in large part to a successful decades-long campaign by corporations and the wealthy to enact anti-worker, pro-corporate policies, largely through the courts and judges hand-picked by these same powerful interests. This right-wing court-packing campaign has led to Supreme Court decisions assailing workers’ ability to take collective action, form strong unions, enforce their rights, and be safe on the job; and also to decisions targeting the Voting Rights Act, permitting extreme partisan and racial gerrymandering, and allowing tsunamis of dark money to flood our politics making it exponentially more difficult for regular Americans to fight back at the ballot box. These rulings have meant that corporations and the wealthy have amassed more and more money and power, while ordinary people have less and less.