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National bus tour protests Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court building
David Banks, NPR
U.S. Supreme Court building

The U.S. Supreme Court has become an undemocratic institution out of step with the American people, and needs major changes.

That was the message of a national bus tour that made a stop in Detroit today.

Detroit Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib was there. She says she supports legislation that would expand the court, add binding ethics requirements, and impose term limits.

Tlaib says last year's Dobbs decision overturning Roe versus Wade is just one example of the current Court ruling against judicial precedent and majority public opinion.

"These Justices are not acting in the best interests of the American people, as we all have felt over and over again. And they use their lifetime appointments to shield themselves from any accountability."

Tlaib says recent ethics allegations engulfing Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch also highlight the need for anti-corruption and reporting requirements.