WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on a report issued by the Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats on “Republican Efforts To Stack Federal Courts”:
“This compelling report provides an exhaustive analysis of the judicial nominations power play we have witnessed by President Trump and his Republican Senate enablers. The report details exactly how President Trump has nominated extreme and biased individuals – mostly white, mostly male, and mostly in their thirties and forties – to lifetime positions where they will exert great power over our rights and freedoms. It also describes how Senate Republicans have changed long-standing rules to rubber stamp these troubling nominees quickly and without adequate review. All those who care about justice in America should read this report and get engaged.”
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.