We've Had Enough! Stop Republican Obstruction of Judicial Nominees
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We've Had Enough! Stop Republican Obstruction of Judicial Nominees

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      People For the American Way

Judicial nominations have been the centerpiece of Republican obstruction in Washington. Using every trick at their disposal to filibuster or deny votes to qualified nominees, they’ve created a vacancy crisis on the federal bench that is denying access to justice for countless Americans.

At the beginning of the year, President Obama was forced to re-nominate 42 people whose nominations never received a vote in the previous Congress. As a result, all but four of the confirmation votes during the 112th Congress have been for nominees from the 111th.

The logjam is starting to break with Majority Leader Reid turning up the heat and some confirmation votes taking place, but Americans need to keep pressure on the Senate to do its job: confirm qualified judicial nominees and make sure Americans have a functioning judicial branch.

Take action today to tell the Senate to end the obstruction of judicial nominees.

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U.S. Senate
The Senate must confirm the judges who will keep faith to the Constitution -- its amendments, its history, and its core values like equality and justice under the law.

We've had enough delay and procedural foot dragging. It's time for Republicans to stop their obstruction of judicial nominees.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • m g BURNSVILLE
      • over 2 years ago

      Totally UNPROFESSIONAL, totally IMMATURE, and just like egotistical fanatics who believe they, not the people run this country!

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    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • almost 3 years ago

      Fed up!

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    • B M BALTIMORE, MD
      • almost 3 years ago

      When the Senate refuses to act on behalf of American citizens and approve the appointments that our president has nominated, then our country cannot function. This obstructionism is wrong for our democracy and wrong for our country. Those that refuse to confirm the appointments of our president are clearly showing that they care nothing about this country, but only care about who is in power. IMMATURE AND PATHETICALLY INEPT. The highly paid, ELECTED members of the Senate must do their jobs responsibly and intelligently and stop pretending that they are so entitled, no matter what they do.

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    • Maneesh Pangasa YUMA, AZ
      • almost 3 years ago

      The Senate must confirm the judges who will keep faith to the Constitution -- its amendments, its history, and its core values like equality and justice under the law.

      We've had enough delay and procedural foot dragging. It's time for Republicans to stop their obstruction of judicial nominees.

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    • Laura Schlegel CHICAGO, IL
      • almost 3 years ago

      we're fed up with cons in regress and urgently need progressive solutions from both sides of the aisle and across the board in order to be functional/sustainable.

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