Vox: A progressive group is trying to create a 2020 litmus test on judges

  Demand Justice, a progressive activist group dedicated to blocking Republican efforts to remake the federal judiciary, has issued a report card rating how Democratic senators voted on judges this past year. And it’s got some pretty harsh feedback for some presidential hopefuls. The report card includes grades generated based on how senators have voted on the […]

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TIME: The Next Big Idea in the Democratic Primary: Expanding the Supreme Court?

  When Antonin Scalia died, Senate Republicans held his seat open for a record 293 days under the argument that the successor should be chosen by the next president — hopefully, to their minds, a Republican. When Democrats responded by filibustering that nomination, the GOP majority voted to eliminate the old 60-vote rule on Supreme Court nominations. Now some […]

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Press Release: Demand Justice Statement in Response to Former Attorney General Holder Floating Expansion of Supreme Court

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2019 CONTACT: press@demandjustice.org DEMAND JUSTICE STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER FLOATING EXPANSION OF SUPREME COURT WASHINGTON, DC—Brian Fallon, Executive Director of Demand Justice, released the following statement Wednesday after former Attorney General Eric Holder urged Democrats to consider the idea of expanding the size of the […]

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Press Release: Demand Justice Statement on McConnell Plan to Use Nuclear Option to Pack Courts with Extreme Trump Judges

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2019 CONTACT: press@demandjustice.org DEMAND JUSTICE STATEMENT ON MCCONNELL PLAN TO USE NUCLEAR OPTION TO PACK COURTS WITH EXTREME TRUMP JUDGES WASHINGTON, DC—Brian Fallon, Executive Director of Demand Justice, released the following statement Wednesday in response to reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plans to invoke the “nuclear option” […]

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Politico: Senate Dems squeeze GOP on health care with Trump judicial nominee

  Senate Democrats are looking to pressure the GOP on a key judicial nominee, warning a Tuesday vote amounts to a test of Senate Republicans’ commitment to protecting health care for individuals with pre-existing conditions. Chad Readler, who President Donald Trump nominated to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, has come under fire from Democrats […]

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The Hill: Progressive group targets GOP senators on Trump court pick

  Demand Justice, an outside progressive group, is targeting a handful of Republican senators up for re-election in 2020 over a controversial court nominee. The group is running digital ads aimed at GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Thom Tillis (N.C.), Cory Gardner (Colo.) and Joni Ernst (Iowa) ahead of the Senate’s vote on Chad Readler’s circuit court nomination. Read the full article here. […]

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“Oppose Trump’s Judges:” Digital ad praises Senators Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand for pledging to oppose all of Trump’s federal appeals courts nominees and pressures other Democrats to follow suit

Press Release: New Demand Justice Ad in Early Nominating States Touts Harris, Gillibrand for Vowing to Oppose Key Trump Judicial Nominees

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2019 CONTACT: press@demandjustice.org NEW DEMAND JUSTICE AD IN EARLY NOMINATING STATES TOUTS HARRIS, GILLIBRAND FOR VOWING TO OPPOSE KEY TRUMP JUDICIAL NOMINEES Spot Marks First Major Foray Into 2020 Politics for Progressive Group as it Prods Presidential Field to Confront Trump’s Takeover of the Courts WASHINGTON, DC—In its first major […]

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Boston Globe: Senator Susan Collins is feeling the heat

  Senator Susan Collins’s reputation for bipartisanship has brought her respect across the aisle over 22 years in Washington, D.C. But these days, the famously temperate 66-year-old senior stateswoman from Maine is inspiring the kind of liberal animus more typically directed at people named Trump. …Given that backdrop, Democratic organizations were already viewing Collins as […]

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