People For the American Way

People For the American Way Urges Senate to Accelerate Judicial Confirmations 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2023

Contact: Press Department at People For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 202-467-4999

Washington D.C. – Following today’s meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee, at which senators advanced the nominations of seven more federal district court nominees who are now ready for a floor vote, People For the American Way President Svante Myrick released the following statement:

“Today the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the nominations of seven more people to become federal judges – which is great news. Unfortunately these seven are joining a traffic jam that’s now up to 23 circuit and district court nominees who are awaiting floor votes.  And the current administration is falling behind the Trump-McConnell benchmark for numbers of federal judges confirmed at this point in a presidency, with 141 to Trump’s 150. The Senate has to pick up the pace and prioritize these confirmations if we ever hope to rebalance a court system pushed to the right by McConnell and Trump. Biden judges are making enormous contributions to the federal bench, they exemplify the deep commitment to civil rights we want in judges – and we just need more of them.”

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About People For the American Way 

People For the American Way, a national progressive advocacy organization, inspires and mobilizes community and cultural leaders to advance Truth, Justice and the American Way. We convene courageous Americans, produce compelling media and organize campaigns to defend our democracy from authoritarian threats and advance America’s promise that everyone will enjoy freedom, safety and a vote that counts. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org