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Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Joni Ernst, David Perdue, Thom Tillis, Ron Johnson, Cory Gardner, John Cornyn, Ted Cruz, Lisa Murkowski, Tom Cotton, Richard Shelby, Dan Sullivan, John Boozman, Marco Rubio, Mike Crapo, Chuck Grassley, Jerry Moran, Pat Roberts, Roger Wicker, Roy Blunt, Steve Daines, Deb Fischer, Richard Burr, John Hoeven, Rob Portman, Jim Inhofe, James Lankford, Pat Toomey, Tim Scott, Mike Rounds, John Thune, Lamar Alexander, Mike Lee, Shelley Moore Capito, John Barrasso, Mike Enzi

Halt the Supreme Court confirmation process

Our mission is to delay the nomination of a Justice to the Supreme Court until 2021. We urge United States Senators who, in 2016, decried confirming a Justice during an election year, to act now in accordance with their stated principles! In 2016, many senators made known their conviction that voters should have a voice in deciding who is nominated to the Supreme Court when a vacancy opens close to a general election. For nine months, these senators refused to even allow hearings on a Supreme Court nominee, maintaining that to do so in an election year would be a grave violation of the rights of the American people. Now, many of these senators appear to have abandoned their principles. We believe the Supreme Court seat previously held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg should be vacant until 2021 in order to honor the precedent that these senators established in 2016. Please sign our petition here and join our movement at if you agree that truth and consistency matter. Together, we can hold these senators accountable, reclaim our voice, and #votesupreme!

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61 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President of the United States, United States Supreme Court

Introduce Amendments to Stop Political Abuse of Supreme Court Justices/Other Nominations

These are bipartisan issues even if they mention the Supreme Courts recent nomination. Since the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the fighting the has ensued about the filling of the seat she left, has brought to light problems that needs to be addressed.  Joe Biden had said in a 1992 Senate floor speech -- when there were no high court vacancies to fill -- that "once the political season is under way, and it is, action on a Supreme Court nomination must be put off until after the election campaign is over." In 2016, after the death of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president," 11 months before the election and before a nomination was announced. Following the election and signing in of the new republican president the nomination moved forward and was rejected. The Supreme Court seat was then filled by the new president's nominee. Now in 2020, we witness as that same Majority Leader changes positions. With only 47 days until the election (average time for a nominations review is 67 days according to the Congressional Research Service) he tries to rush through a nomination and fill late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's empty Supreme Court seat.  The Supreme Court is expected to be a nonpartisan group. Yet with these actions alone McConnell has clearly shown that he is trying to fill the court with justices that have personal views aligned closer to his party. To combat this abuse of our Supreme Court system amendments should be added to the Appointment Clause.  The Supreme Court is an itegral part of the US system. The act of tabling a nomination and leaving a court seat open interferes with that system and its rulings. - The first amendment should introduce a maximum amount of time of 3 months  before a Supreme Court Justice nomination has to be addressed. The election is when the people let their voices be heard. Near the end of their term a president, if they have senate support, could send their nominations straight through. Even while the people are voting for the next term's president. This allows the people to have more control over the system instead of parties - The second amendment should set a cut-off point of 6 months before elections for Supreme Court nominations. To keep our system from devolving into a gridlocked state, and to try and keep it fair for everyone. We can't allow rejections based purely on party views, even more so when it comes down to judicial appointments. Justices swear to judge by interpretation of the constitution, not personal beliefs. While those beliefs can affect a justice's interpretation, blocking worthy nominees because of them only politicises the court more. Nominees should be considered solely on experience and merit. The third and last amendment should require that the reasons for rejection or acceptance of all nominations are thoroughly explained to combat partisanship.

Ian Serra
19 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

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