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Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, has a pro-corporate, pro-pharma record that, if confirmed, would threaten the livelihood of millions of Americans. First, it's virtually indisputable that Barrett would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and the Affordable Care Act based on her past comments. Moreover, Barrett has and will continue to consistently side with the administration before the American people; this has allowed companies to discriminate against workers, and it puts our public lands in danger. Barrett's shoddy record on consumer issues means that the future of millions of Americans on the brink of financial disaster hangs in the balance. The American people deserve a nominee who will fight for them, not against their best interests.   

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CORPORATIONS BEFORE PEOPLE 

The last thing the American people need is another Supreme Court justice who is going to side with corporate interests. Barrett has faced at least fifty-five cases in which citizens took on corporate entities in front of her court, and she sided with corporations a whopping three out of every four times while ruling in the people’s favor in just 11 of these cases.  

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  • Barrett sided with corporations over people 76% of the time during her brief tenure on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Read the report. 
  • Barrett ruled in favor of a major pharmaceutical company over a woman who was forced to get a hysterectomy following a faulty IUD.  
  • Barrett voted against rehearing a case one judge said upheld the “separate but equal” doctrine on racial segregation.  
  • Barrett ruled that protections against age discrimination for employees do not also extend to job applicants.  

GOOD FOR DRUG AND INSURANCE COMPANIES, BAD FOR PATIENTS 

Barrett's history indicates that she will vote to overturn the Affordable Care Act. This move would increase prescription drug costs for seniors and families, it would mean 138 million Americans could be on the hook for preventive care currently covered by insurance companies, including vaccinations, and it would eliminate protections for patients with pre-existing conditions, including COVID-19. More information here. 

Background 

  • Barrett ruled in favor of a major pharma company over a woman who was forced to get a hysterectomy following a faulty IUD. 
  • Barrett has criticized both major rulings that upheld the ACA: NFIB v. Sebelius (2012) and King v. Burwell (2015).
  • Barrett's SCOTUS nomination is being boosted by PhRMA-funded groups. Read more.

PUTS BIG POLLUTERS AHEAD OF COMMUNITIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT 

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