Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-AL04) praised the U.S. Supreme Court for its historic rulings during the month of June which he said “has clearly moved back in the direction the Founding Fathers intended.” Aderholt made the comments in an end-of-the-month email to his constituents.
“Without a doubt, it was the United States Supreme Court that made the most news in June,” Aderholt wrote. “Thanks to the three appointments made to the court by President (Donald) Trump, the court has clearly moved back in the direction the Founding Fathers intended, for the Court to interpret the Constitution and the law, not to make law on its own.
“The court made a ruling that upheld the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms and also a ruling that protected a football coach's 1st Amendment right to religious freedom and expression,” Aderholt stated. “But by far, the biggest ruling was in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. which overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. Despite what you've probably heard in the national news media, this ruling does not ban abortions. Instead, it allows the issue to be decided by state legislatures. But, we have already seen activist judges in some states step in and try to defy state lawmakers. So, the fight to protect the unborn goes on, as strong as ever.”
The three Trump appointees: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett have clearly swung the Court in a direction that is being applauded by conservatives.
Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee member former State Rep. Perry O. Hooper Jr. (R-Montgomery) and Jeana Boggs of Elmore County have introduced a resolution commending the Supreme Court for its historic session. The Resolution is to be considered by the full Committee at their annual Summer Meeting next month praising the High Court.
“Be it resolved that the Alabama Republican Executive Committee commends the Supreme Court for its unprecedented session in strengthening our rights, individual liberties, and freedom to practice our religion,” the resolution reads, in part.
The Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee meets twice a year.
While Republicans are celebrating the recent decisions, the Democrats are hoping to use the recent resolutions to fire up their base to come to the polls in November and to sway swing voters to their side, arguing that the country has swayed too far to the right, particularly in the Dobbs v. Jackson case which allows states to restrict access to abortion services.
Aderholt is in his thirteenth term representing Alabama’s Fourth Congressional District.
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