The Senate’s Responsibility

In testimony before a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1997, Pryor himself told senators that “your role of advice and consent in judicial nominations cannot be overstated.” Given the tremendous power that lifetime judges on the federal appeals courts wield over Americans’ lives and liberties, senators must carry out their constitutional responsibility to play an independent role in evaluating judicial nominees. Senators must reject those nominees who are not committed to preserving Americans’ rights, liberties, and legal protections. Bill Pryor’s record is disturbingly clear. The Senate Judiciary Committee should reject his confirmation.

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