WASHINGTON, D.C., December 12, 2013 – Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron issued the following statement in response to today’s vote to confirm Nina Pillard to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals:

Once again, Americans are benefitting from the courageous decision of the Senate majority to end the minority’s abuse of the filibuster.  Nina Pillard will be an outstanding judge.  Her work in protecting the Family and Medical Leave Act and opening the Virginia Military Institute to women demonstrates her commitment to the rule of law and the rights of everyday Americans.

But the job still is only two-thirds done.  Now the Senate must move quickly to approve President Obama’s third supremely qualified nominee, Robert Wilkins – even if that means staying up until 2 a.m.

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