Before Going Home for the Holidays, Senate Should Confirm Pending Judicial Nominees
As the Senate prepares to leave town for the holidays, 21 judicial nominees are still waiting for confirmation votes from the full Senate. Nineteen of these are consensus nominees who were approved by the Judiciary Committee with overwhelming bipartisan support. Eleven have been pending for more than two months. Nine have been nominated to fill seats designated as judicial emergencies. Fourteen are women or people of color.
Marge Baker of People For the American Way issued the following statement:
“The Senate has absolutely no excuse to leave town without confirming these 21 highly qualified nominees. Courts across the country are stretching their resources to provide access to justice for all Americans - by confirming these nominees, the Senate would help ease that crisis. In fact, the courts to which these men and women have been nominated serve over 160 million Americans.