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Petition to Cory A. Booker, Kamala Harris, Charles E. Schumer, Elizabeth Warren, Patty Murray, Dianne Feinstein, Patrick J. Leahy, Christopher A. Coons, Mazie K. Hirono, Richard J. Durbin, Sheldon Whitehouse, Amy Klobuchar, Richard Blumenthal, Mark R. Warner

Restore Fairness to the Supreme Court

In 2016 the hyper-partisan system for selecting Supreme Court justices was not merely abused by Mitch McConnell, it was broken. Solution:A bi-partisan committee of Senate moderates consisting of 5 Democrats and 5 Republicans should be convened to select 8 pairs of nominees (1 Democratic selection and 1 Republican selection) along with a 9th pair consisting of 1 Democratic selection and Justice Merrick Brian Garland.  These 18 nominees will then be provided to President Biden for nomination to the Senate - to be voted on in pairs as noted above.  Refusal by the Republicans to participate would only cede their selections to the Democrats. Objective:With this truly bi-partisan expansion from 9 Justices to 27; past wrongs would be largely undone, the potency and ensuing rancor of future selections would be greatly reduced and equilibrium to the bench would be not just restored, but made stable for the first time in living memory. Should Democrats succeed in reclaiming leadership of both the White House and the Senate, we call on them to prioritize not just working to heal the rifts and divisions that so threaten our republic, but to correct and remedy the system and procedures that encouraged those divisions in the first place. (As desperately as we need your signatures it's the sharing of this petition with your friends and, if you're able, helping to promote it that gives us our best chance at success!)

Courting Fairness
115 supporters
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Petition to Cory Gardner, U.S. Senate

Tell Cory Gardner No Vote on New Supreme Court Justice Until After Presidential Election

The death of legislative and feminist icon Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg comes during a difficult and consequential time in American history. In addition, to the public health and economic crises, because of the global pandemic, we are also experiencing social unrest due to decades of unchecked racism and the humanitarian crisis at the border. However, we can not let this tragedy halt uniting us and we can not let an appointee be nominated before the US people have had their opportunity to speak during this election cycle. Justice Ginsburg spent her life championing equality for all people and it would be dishonorable to her legacy to rush the appointment of a new Supreme Court Justice without due process.  This is not a political issue, it is not an argument of right vs. left, this is about the foundational value that the government represents the views and values of the people. The people will speak on November 4th and elected representatives must wait to hear what the people want before a new nominee is selected to America's highest court. The Supreme Court does not serve any one party, it serves to champion the rights of the American people and its views should be representative of the views of ALL Americans.  Therefore, Senator Gardner, we are asking you to publicly promise to vote no on any Supreme Court Justice nominations until after the new Senate convenes on January 3rd, 2021. 

Brianne Treffner
1,918 supporters