Washington Post: How Republicans are leaving Democrats in the dust on judicial confirmations

As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) fills the judiciary with conservatives, and does so boldly and volubly, Republicans campaign on federal and Supreme Court nominations. Meanwhile, Democrats have been largely passive about the courts, rarely mentioning them, CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin wrote in the New Yorker last week. “Consider, for example, the […]

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New York Times: The Shifting Standards of Mitch McConnell

When it came to filling a Supreme Court vacancy during the 2016 presidential election year, Senator Mitch McConnell had a constant refrain: Let the people decide. But should a high court seat become open in 2020, Mr. McConnell has already decided himself. “Oh, we’d fill it,” Mr. McConnell, the Kentucky Republican and majority leader, gleefully […]

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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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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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Press Release: Demand Justice Statement on Senate GOP Going Nuclear to Pack the Courts with More Trump Judges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 3, 2019 CONTACT: press@demandjustice.org DEMAND JUSTICE STATEMENT ON SENATE GOP GOING NUCLEAR TO PACK THE COURTS WITH MORE TRUMP JUDGES WASHINGTON, DC—Demand Justice Executive Director Brian Fallon released the following statement on Wednesday after Senate Republicans invoked the so-called “nuclear option” in order to change the Senate’s rules and hasten the confirmation of […]

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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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The Daily Beast: Progressive Group Targets Senate Democrats for ‘Disappointing’ Responses to Trump’s Judicial Takeover

  One of the top progressive judicial groups is diving into campaign politics, purchasing online ads in early primary states attacking Democrats who’ve gone wobbly on Donald Trump’s court nominees. The group, Demand Justice, is formally releasing the first edition of what will be an annual report card on Friday. In it, they offer grades […]

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Press Release: Demand Justice Releases First Annual Report Card Grading Senate Democrats’ Voting Records on Trump Judges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 15, 2019 CONTACT: press@demandjustice.org DEMAND JUSTICE RELEASES FIRST ANNUAL REPORT CARD GRADING SENATE DEMOCRATS’ VOTING RECORDS ON TRUMP JUDGES High-Ranking Dems Among Worst Performers; 2020 Contenders Warren, Booker, Sanders, Gillibrand, Harris Rate Highly but Klobuchar, Bennet Earn F’s Demand Justice to Run Ads in Home States of Lowest-Scoring Democrats and in IA, NH, SC […]

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