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Senate Should Quickly Confirm Circuit Nominees, Like in 2006 Midterm Year
Circuit court nominees who had not even been nominated at this point in 2006 were nevertheless quickly confirmed before the midterm elections.
Edit Memo: Judicial Confirmations Under Bush and Obama — By the Numbers
To: Interested Parties From: Marge Baker, Executive Vice President, People For the American Way Date: April 11, 2014 Re: Judicial Confirmations Under Bush and Obama — By the Numbers In recent days, Republicans have made much over the fact...
So Many Vacancies, So Little Cooperation from GOP Senators
Judicial vacancies are remaining open and without nominees in states with Republican senators.
Obama's Had a Lot More Judicial Vacancies to Fill than Bush Did
A statistic on parity in confirmations is misleading without additional information about vacancies and nominations.
Senate Invokes Cloture on Friedland Nomination
The Senate voted today to invoke cloture on the nomination of Michelle Friedland to the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Friedland was first nominated by President Obama on August 3, 2013 to fill a seat designated as a judicial emergency by...
Blue Slips: Republicans Should Stop Abuse of Consultation Process
In an op-ed Sunday, Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, addressed critics of his use of blue slips, a committee tradition that Republicans continue to abuse. Under this policy, the chairman asks the Senators from a...
Crampton: Banning 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Is Just Like Promoting Eugenics
Matt Barber and Steve Crampton began today's "Faith and Freedom" radio broadcast by attacking Rep. Nancy Pelosi for accepting the Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood last month, but the discussion quickly got sidetracked into...
Jamie Raskin and Marge Baker Unpack the McCutcheon Case
PFAW members engage in a telebriefing and Q&A on the McCutcheon case.
Applying McCutcheon's Logic to Voter ID Laws
If only the courts were as solicitous of the right to vote in elections as they are of the right to purchase them.
In McCutcheon Decision, Talk of Constituents Seems Out of Place
Chief Justice Roberts waxes eloquent about responsiveness to constituents in an opinion about responsiveness to non-constituents.
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