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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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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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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The Cut: Republican Senator Hides in Men’s Bathroom When Confronted by Sexual-Assault Survivors

  Last week, two sexual-assault survivors confronted Republican senator and key Senate Judiciary Committee member Jeff Flake in an elevator, urging him to reconsider his decision to approve Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as Supreme Court justice. Flake went on to change his position, delaying his vote until a weeklong FBI investigation is completed. Meanwhile, survivors have not quieted down. On Monday, […]

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Press Release: ‘Ditch The List’ Campaign Releases New Ad Against McConnell Ally On Trump’s Supreme Court Shortlist

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2018 CONTACT: press@demandjustice.org ‘DITCH THE LIST’ CAMPAIGN RELEASES NEW AD AGAINST McCONNELL ALLY ON TRUMP’S SUPREME COURT SHORTLIST Latest Digital Ad Takes Aim at Judge Thapar’s Ruling That Would Give Special Interests Even Greater Influence Over American Elections WASHINGTON, DC—With all eyes on the possible retirement of Supreme Court […]

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