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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

Sound the alarm on Trump's new judicial nominees. Don't let him pack the courts!

Sound the alarm on Trump's new judicial nominees. Don't let him pack the courts!

Take Action Now:

On Monday, the White House announced 10 nominees to the federal courts. Call your senators today (202) 224-3121 and tell them not to be a Trump Rubber Stamp. Urge them to scrutinize each of these nominees and make sure their records are released and understood by all Americans before the Senate gives them any consideration.

A rubber stamp on Trump and ultra-conservative think tanks

By nominating this slate of nominees to the federal courts, Donald Trump is simply catering to the ultra-conservative right and fulfilling the goals of organizations such as the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation. Trump is rushing to fill critical circuit court vacancies with ultra-conservative, right-wing judges, many of whom are no better than his Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch.

Stop this before it starts

During the last Congress, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) deliberately obstructed consideration of President Obama’s picks for the circuit court, along with his choice for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland. In fact, the Senate hasn’t confirmed a circuit court judge since January 2016, giving Trump the ability now to make nominations for 24 current and future circuit court vacancies. Neither the White House nor the senate majority leader should be rewarded for bad behavior. Instead, each of these nominees deserve the highest level of scrutiny – by the Senate and the non-partisan American Bar Association – that should be afforded to all judicial nominees.

Take Action: On Monday, the White House announced 10 nominees to the federal courts. Call your senators today (202) 224-3121 and tell them not to be a Trump Rubber Stamp. Urge them to scrutinize each of these nominees and make sure their records are released and understood by all Americans before the Senate gives them any consideration.

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