Professor Belkin Says Democrats Not Aggressive Enough on Courts

Friday, August 02, 2019

THE HILL -- “The fact that we're not seeing aggressive judicial reform plans from the candidates is a very worrisome sign that the candidates don't understand that democracy is on fire,” said Aaron Belkin, director of the progressive group Take Back the Court.

“Democracy cannot function when the Supreme Court is stolen, democracy cannot function when the lower courts are stolen,” added Belkin, a professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University. “In other words, you can't have a functioning democracy if only one political party gets to fill judicial vacancies.”