Supreme Court Cases to Watch

During the current Supreme Court term, the justices will rule on a number of cases that have been brought or supported by shadowy right-wing organizations. These cases are the culmination of a decades-long effort to stack the court with partisan activists and then use that conservative majority to advance fringe legal theories and extreme policies that are unpopular with the American people.


Creating New Barriers to Abortions 

In Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA, right-wing groups are asking the Court to ban access to Mifepristone, an FDA approved, commonly used abortion medication. This is the next step in the right-wing’s effort to restrict access to reproductive health care following the court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade last spring.



Hobbling the Government’s Ability to Take Actions on Key Priorities

In two cases, Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo and Relentless, Inc. v. Department of Commerce, right-wing groups are asking the Supreme Court to overturn a nearly 40 year old precedent that says courts should give deference to any reasonable interpretation of an ambiguous statute made by a federal agency. So instead of having environmental experts implementing environmental policy, courts could substitute their own judgment. A conservative ruling in this case would have broad implications for the ability of the federal government to implement new policies and would create a new incentive for right-wing groups to continually sue if they have a policy difference with the federal government.



A Tax Windfall for the Uber Wealthy and Multinational Corporations

In Moore v. United States, right-wing groups are backing an effort to overturn a one-time tax on nearly 3 trillion in wealth that is being held overseas. If successful, only the uber-wealthy, many of whom support right-wing groups, and multinational corporations would benefit. Meanwhile, the American government would lose out on much-needed revenue, hurting average Americans.


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