Alliance for Justice Calls for Senate Rules Reform that Will Break the Current Pattern of Inaction and Obstruction
Press ContactKevin Fry firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington, D.C., January 25, 2011—Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron issued the following statement on rules reform in the United States Senate:
Alliance for Justice strongly supports common-sense reforms to the rules of the United States Senate that would help break the recent pattern of inaction and obstruction. The proposals, for example, from Senators Harkin, Merkley, and Udall would be particularly valuable in preventing nominations to the federal judiciary from being held hostage to the kinds of delaying tactics that have created a crisis in the federal courts. We urge Senators of both parties to commit to adopt true rules reform that will enable the Senate to function in the spirit of civility, accountability, and comity that the American people expect and deserve.
Alliance for Justice is a national association of over 100 organizations dedicated to advancing justice and democracy. For more than 30 years, AFJ has led the fight for a more equitable society on behalf of a broad constituency of environmental, consumer, civil and women's rights, children's, senior citizens' and other groups. Alliance for Justice is premised on the belief that all Americans have the right to secure justice in the courts and to have our voices heard when government makes decisions that affect our lives.