WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following today’s Senate vote to confirm Andrew Brasher to a seat on the Eleventh Circuit court of appeals, PFAW Executive Vice President for Policy and Program Marge Baker released the following statement:
“With this confirmation of Andrew Brasher, Donald Trump has now appointed half of the judges on the Eleventh Circuit, which serves Alabama, Georgia and Florida. This is an alarming milestone that has serious implications for the voting rights of the people within those states, which happen to be three of the states where voting is most under attack — especially in communities of color. It is simply no accident that Brasher, one of the most diehard voting rights opponents among Trump nominees, is joining a critical mass of other Trump judges in a circuit that will be pivotal in the next election. This is how Trump and Republicans intend to hold onto power: by thwarting the voting rights of millions, in court.”
Read PFAW Fellow Andrew Gillum’s op-ed on the Brasher nomination in the Tampa Bay Times, here: https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2020/02/07/we-cant-afford-a-voting-rights-foe-on-the-11th-circuit-column/
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