Today, in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn the long-standing “Chevron deference” doctrine, Accountable.US president Caroline Ciccone issued the following statement:

Today’s decision is the latest in a series of power grabs from an extreme Supreme Court conservative majority intent on giving corporations and special interests more control over our lives. This ruling grants the courts even more authority to rewrite rules in favor of corporations and special interests, disrupting the separation of powers while abandoning decades of precedent. From clean air and water to consumer protections, today’s decision will dangerously undermine the government’s ability to protect and serve the American people.

This ruling also means that Justices’ billionaire buddies and corporations win big. The ongoing pattern of cozy relationships between Supreme Court justices and billionaires create conflicts that ultimately undermine the legitimacy of the court and erode public trust. One thing is clear: it’s far past time for these justices to stop putting their wealthy pals over Americans.”

Accountable.US president Caroline Ciccone
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