WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) issued the following statement in reaction to this week’s Supreme Court rulings:

“This week’s Supreme Court rulings represent a dangerous display of judicial activism, with the majority of the court’s justices clearly creating new law where it does not exist in statute or the Constitution. These rulings on Obamacare and marriage further underscore how important it is to properly vet and appoint Supreme Court justices who will strictly interpret the Constitution and laws rather than use their exclusive perches to write their own personal versions of what that historic document establishes.

“Justice Scalia’s scathing criticism of the Supreme Court’s majority in these two shocking rulings accurately sums up the breach between the separation of powers, as unelected judges took it upon themselves to rewrite the laws to their own personal liking.”