July 8, 2021
How Democrats Lost the Courts
In a recent article by The Atlantic, ACS President Russ Feingold reflects on the need for Democrats to renew their focus on the judiciary.
A generation ago, even progressive Democrats would have seen packing the court as the absolute end of judicial legitimacy. “I, frankly, would have been appalled in the past at the idea of adding Supreme Court seats or term limits for Supreme Court justices,” former Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, who took over the top job at ACS in 2020, told me. Feingold sat on the Judiciary Committee for years. He’s a norms guy, through and through. But after all that happened under Trump, “something has to give,” he said. “The right stole the Supreme Court. And there needs to be reparations for that.”
“ACS is declaring, ‘The days of chumpness are over!’”