Press Release

Brennan Vote Adds Insult to Injury

February 15, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 15, 2018 – Following today’s Senate Judiciary Committee vote to advance the nomination of Michael Brennan for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“The decision by Republican members of the Judiciary Committee to force the Brennan nomination to advance, over the objection of one of the nominee’s home-state senators, Sen. Baldwin, adds insult to injury and further undermines the checks and balances in our system of democracy. We heard powerful statements today from Democratic members of the Committee about the destruction of senators’ rights and responsibility to provide advice and consent in judicial nominations, and today’s vote is one more step in that direction. As a result we now have an approach to judicial nominations that rewards partisanship over all else, and the public will pay the price.”