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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

"Too Many of our Courtrooms Stand Empty." - President Barack Obama, Nov. 14, 2012

"Too Many of our Courtrooms Stand Empty." - President Barack Obama, Nov. 14, 2012

Take Action Now:

Don’t let justice continue to be delayed. Call senators (202-224-3121) and tell them to start the year off right by voting to confirm President Obama’s nominees to the federal courts.

During the very first few hours of the New Year, President Obama reinforced his commitment to a strong judiciary by re-nominating the 33 judicial nominees left unconfirmed by the Senate last year.

These 33 individuals include the four circuit court nominees who have been waiting for a vote by the full Senate for months. Among the nominees are women, minorities, and LGBTs who would bring much-needed diversity to the federal judiciary.

What’s next?

The Senate must bring these nominees to the Senate floor for votes as soon as possible.

Why do “our courtrooms stand empty”?

Throughout the president’s first term, there was a persistent campaign of obstruction to slow down, or altogether deny the confirmation process in the U.S. Senate. This has resulted in a judicial vacancy crisis, with more than 100 vacancies nationwide – including 27 deemed judicial emergencies where there aren’t enough judges to handle the caseload.
What can you do?

Take Action. Call senators (202-224-3121) today. Tell them to start the year off right by voting to confirm judicial nominees to the federal courts, because justice depends on it.

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