If anyone had any doubt that the courts matter, check out this article in today’s Hill about Republicans and allied groups vowing to spend millions on legal challenges to healthcare reform and other parts of the Obama agenda.
Health care, global warming, financial reform, workers rights–you name it. The courts make a huge difference in the lives of all Americans. Who sits on those courts–and how fully they embrace our core constitutional values–is critical.
That’s why there’s so much urgency about breaking the current nominations impasse created by Republicans’ unprecedented obstruction. And that’s why we need a bold choice to fill any new vacancy on the Court–someone who understands the constitution mandates attention to the interests of all, not just a privileged few.