WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1 – Following the Senate vote to confirm Joan Larsen to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“Joan Larsen’s confirmation makes it two down, two to go in Mitch McConnell’s irresponsible race to confirm four circuit court nominees in a single week. Larsen is probably one of the most troublesome federal judges President Trump has given us, because she believes presidents have the right to ignore the law if they think there’s a risk to national security. That kind of power would be terrifying in the hands of Donald Trump. This is no way to confirm judges to lifetime seats on the federal bench, and unfortunately the American people will pay the price.”