WASHINGTON, D.C. — Donald Trump has made clear what he wants from the Supreme Court. Like all of his other appointments, Trump wants personal allies who will validate his lawlessness, enable his authoritarianism, and protect him from accountability. Trump has demonstrated time and time again that he does not care about the rights of women, the LGBTQIA+ community, people of color, immigrants, or our most marginalized communities.
Amy Coney Barrett, his nominee to fill the seat left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is certain to follow this pattern – and no one will feel the consequences of this more harshly than these communities who have already suffered the most under the Trump Administration.
Amy Coney Barrett is everything Donald Trump could have ever hoped for—and more. A former clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia, she has been called “Scalia’s ideological heir.” She has compared Roe v. Wade to “abortion on demand” and has been critical of stare decisis, the doctrine that requires judges to follow settled law, which has been the foundation of ensuring women’s access to reproductive care.
She was extremely critical of Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act and fought efforts to ensure that all women have access to contraceptives.
Now, Donald Trump and the Senate Republicans want to steal another seat on the Supreme Court so that Amy Coney Barrett can help repeal Roe and shred the Affordable Care Act—but not before she votes with a new, ultra-conservative majority to validate an election he intends to steal.
NOW members are fired up and ready to mobilize against this dangerous and illegitimate Supreme Court nomination, and a confirmation process that short-circuits democracy to guarantee a corrupt outcome. Donald Trump breaks everything he touches—but we must act now to keep him and the Senate Republicans from causing irreparable damage and turning back the clock on our progress towards equal rights under the Constitution.