With this vote, Republicans have put another nail in the coffin of the Senate’s constitutional advise-and-consent role to make way for a Trump judicial nominee who has a deplorable record, especially on Native American rights and issues.
In the latest edition of Yeomans Work, AFJ Senior Justice Fellow Bill Yeomans notes that all eyes are on Justice Kavanaugh as he begins issuing opinions – and confirming many of the fears raised during his confirmation process.
In the latest edition of Yeomans Work, AFJ Senior Justice Fellow Bill Yeomans notes that D.C. Circuit Court nominee Neomi Rao is the latest in a series of Trump judicial nominees who have refused to say whether they think the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education was rightly decided.
Now we have an attorney general who will be happy to look the other way while Trump runs roughshod over the Constitution, at the same time his Justice Department curtails civil rights for everyday Americans.
The sheer number of nominees jammed through the markup process today — including an attorney general nominee — is outrageous, and clearly prevents these important nominations from being fully debated and vetted.