NBC: Progressive group launches ads hitting Michael Bennet on judicial nominations

WASHINGTON — Demand Justice, a progressive group fighting President Donald Trump’s judicial nominations, is elevating its battle with Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., over the issue with a new spate of advertisements targeting Bennet’s presidential bid.  The group has been a regular critic of Bennet’s, giving him an ‘F’ grade on its scorecard ranking lawmakers’ “willingness […]

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Chicago Tribune: Kirsten Gillibrand has a litmus test for Supreme Court justices she’d appoint as president. They must back Roe v. Wade.

Kirsten Gillibrand is promising that, if elected president, she’ll only appoint Supreme Court justices who will support the Roe v. Wade decision, imposing a key legal litmus test that’s consistent with most Democrats’ values but which White House contenders don’t usually express so openly. The Democratic senator from New York writes in a Tuesday Medium post that […]

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WMUR: Progressive judicial group targets Democrat Michael Bennet in TV, digital ads

MANCHESTER, N.H.—The first New Hampshire issue-based television ad of the 2020 presidential campaign will hit Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet about a week after he announced his candidacy for president. The attack comes from a progressive issues advocacy group, Demand Justice, which is dedicated to blocking President Donald Trump’s attempts to appoint right-of-center judges. The group […]

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HuffPost: 2020 Democrats In The Senate Just Helped Trump Confirm His Judges

WASHINGTON ― Democratic presidential candidates in the Senate have been voting in lockstep against President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees all year. But Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) quietly broke from the pack on Thursday to vote to confirm Rodolfo Ruiz to a lifetime seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. And […]

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The Hill: Hirono electrifies left as Trump antagonist

In a chamber packed with loud personalities, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) is not the obvious pick to be a pillar of resistance to the Trump administration. She’s not running for president. She’s petite, generally unassuming and for years had a reputation among reporters for refusing to talk in the Capitol. She is, in the words of […]

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The Hill: Senate confirms Trump’s 100th judicial nominee

Senate Republicans this week confirmed President Trump‘s 100th judicial nominee. The milestone marks the latest victory for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who views the courts as the party’s best shot at having a long-term impact on the direction of the country and who has made confirming Trump’s picks a top priority. …Demand Justice, a progressive outside […]

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BuzzFeed: Progressive Groups Ask Congress To Investigate Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — More than two dozen progressive groups are sending a letter to Congress on Thursday urging an investigation into Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process and the numerous controversies around it, according to a copy obtained by BuzzFeed News. The national furor over Kavanaugh’s nomination to replace former justice Anthony Kennedy on the US Supreme Court, after […]

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