NEA opposes President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court: Judge Neil Gorsuch. He has repeatedly ruled against students with disabilities who seek public education, consistently sided with big business at the expense of working people, and embraced extreme views that could endanger workers’ rights on issues like employment discrimination, worker safety, and wages. On March 22nd, the Supreme Court released a unanimous decision that Judge Gorsuch was completely wrong on the educational rights of students with disabilities.
The next Supreme Court justice could cast the deciding vote in cases involving these and other critical issues: protecting students’ rights, public education funding, educators’ ability to negotiate collectively for wages and benefits, and much more.
An independent Supreme Court is a check on abuse of executive power, more important now than ever. It is essential for the next Supreme Court justice to be fair and impartial — not influenced by politics, parties or the president.