Refusing to cave in to intense pressure from the White House and Republican leaders, Democratic senators rejected an effort to force a vote on the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. This is a major victory for for PFAW and the tens of thousands of members and online supporters who contacted their senators.
People For the American Way has serious concerns about Miguel Estrada, nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Estrada’s recorded work raises significant doubts about whether he possesses the judicial temperament, the commitment to open-minded decision-making, and the necessary appreciation of fundamental civil and constitutional rights and liberties needed in any nominee to this lifetime appointment.