No One Should Celebrate the Demise of Our Courts

Courts News 11.6,19

Contact: Rafael Medina, [email protected], 202.869.0390

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Trump’s federal judicial confirmation “milestones” remarks:

“As Donald Trump celebrates appointing unqualified and biased nominees to lifetime positions, the rest of us are left to lament. The majority of his nominees have long records of hostility to civil and human rights, have not shown they will be fair and independent, and too many are unqualified. Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans are transforming our federal courts because their agenda is failing in Congress and in the court of public opinion. Harming our nation by placing party over country is nothing to congratulate yourself about.”

Read the latest edition of “This Week in Judicial Nominations” from The Leadership Conference here.

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