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Americans to Congress: Leave the Court Alone

June 12, 2023

News Release
For Immediate Release: 6.12.23
Contact: Peyton Luke,
Direct: 972-941-4453

 Americans to Congress: Leave the Court Alone
Poll commissioned by First Liberty Institute finds more than two-thirds of Americans oppose restructuring of Court and attacks on integrity, ethics of Justices.

Washington, DC—First Liberty Institute today announced the results of a nationwide poll from Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy revealing 72 percent of Americans believe that the politicization of the Supreme Court threatens judicial independence and 69 percent do not want Congress taking over and setting rules for judicial ethics.  First Liberty, the nation’s premier law firm dedicated exclusively to religious liberty, commissioned the poll.

Read the results of the poll here.

“Americans clearly reject the manufactured attacks on the integrity of Justices and radical attempts to delegitimize the Court,” Kelly Shackelford, President, CEO, & Chief Counsel to First Liberty said.  “Americans understand that if the politically motivated efforts to restructure our judicial system works, judges will lose their ability to enforce the rule of law with impartiality, and the last safeguard to our civil liberties will be gone.  The message of the American people to Congress couldn’t be clearer: leave the Court alone.”

The poll, conducted by Mason-Dixon of registered voters nationwide May 30-June 2, suggests 91 percent of Americans believe an independent judiciary is a crucial safeguard of our civil liberties.  In addition, 68% of all respondents oppose court packing, a number consistent with previous polls.  Importantly, self-identified Independent voters overwhelmingly reject plans to pack the court (66% opposed).


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