The League sent a memo to the U.S. Senate about the most recent nominee to the Supreme Court. The memo outlines three questions that the League would like the nominee to answer during the confirmation process. The next Supreme Court Justice will play a major role in setting the course for American Democracy over the coming decades. That may seem like an exaggeration, but the Supreme Court is currently divided four to four on most major issues. The incoming justice will ultimately be the deciding vote on crucial issues that shape the direction of our system of government and our country.
The League of Women Voters believes that any Supreme Court nominee should share his views on fundamental issues. These include:
- Must the Executive Branch obey court orders from the federal judicial system?
- What is the appropriate role for voting rights in our democracy?
- Is big money in politics a fundamental part of our electoral system, or can limits sometimes be justified?
The League of Women Voters urges the Senate to explore these three fundamental questions with any nominee before voting to confirm or reject the next Supreme Court justice.
Read the full memo from the League of Women Voters of the United States online.