FFRF demands judicial reforms after Alito wishes for ‘godliness’ in America

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is deeply alarmed by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s recently revealed comments.

As Rolling Stone and numerous other media outlets have reported, Alito was recorded agreeing that America must return to a place of “godliness,” an affirmation that raises significant concerns about his impartiality and adherence to the principle of church-state separation.

Alito’s assent underscores the urgent need for comprehensive judicial reform. It not only reflects a partisan bias but also undermines the secular foundation of the U.S. Constitution. Such a perspective from a sitting Supreme Court justice threatens the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary, calling into question the objectivity of the decisions he renders.

Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president and co-founder of FFRF, emphasizes the gravity of the situation: “Justice Alito’s assertion is a stark reminder of why robust reforms are necessary to preserve the impartiality of our judicial system. The Supreme Court must uphold the Constitution, which mandates a separation between religion and government.”

FFRF has been at the forefront of advocating for judicial reforms to ensure accountability and transparency within the Supreme Court. The organization’s ongoing efforts include pushing for the Judiciary Act and the Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency Act. These legislative measures aim to establish a binding Code of Conduct for Supreme Court justices and implement necessary transparency measures.

The Senate and its Majority Leader Chuck Schumer must take decisive action on these key bills to halt the Supreme Court’s increasing overreach and restore judicial integrity. The Judiciary Act seeks to expand the Supreme Court, providing a necessary constitutional check on a judicial branch that has run amok. The Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency Act would enforce strict ethical guidelines, ensuring that justices are held to the highest standards of conduct and transparency, which would rein in the behaviors of Justices Alito and Clarence Thomas, as well as their spouses.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is a national nonprofit organization with over 40,000 members across the country. Our purposes are to protect the constitutional principle of separation between state and church, and to educate the public on matters relating to nontheism.

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