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Tag Archives: Supreme Court Nominations

U.S. Senate advances Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to a final vote with Manchin’s help

Excerpt: Kavanaugh is one step closer to being confirmed, but he's not assured of actually making it to the Supreme Court yet.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Pacific Northwest’s Democratic Senators speak out against Kavanaugh nomination

Excerpt: Senators Cantwell, Wyden, Murray, and Merkley are all set to vote no on this nomination, but it’s important to let them know we oppose Kavanaugh anyway. And Lisa Murkowski definitely needs to hear from us.
Written by:Vaibhav Vijay
Categories:Legislative Advocacy
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LIVE from New Orleans: Thinking and uniting across issues to protect our federal judiciary

Excerpt: Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination can be blocked. At Netroots Nation, a distinguished panel of activists with expertise in opposing extremist right wing judicial nominations discussed what it will take to keep Kavanaugh off the bench and deny Trump and McConnell a victory.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Events, Live Coverage
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Kudos to Senate Democrats for forcing Mitch McConnell to gut his precious filibuster

Excerpt: We need to restore the norms and tra­di­tions of the Sen­ate and get past this unprece­dent­ed par­ti­san fil­i­buster. – Mitch “Fil­i­buster” McConnell, speak­ing ear­li­er today The man who staged an unprece­dent­ed num­ber of par­ti­san fil­i­busters of exec­u­tive and judi­cial nom­i­nees dur­ing Barack Oba­ma’s pres­i­den­cy today pulled the trig­ger on the so-called “nuclear option”, mar­shal­ing Sen­ate […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Legislative Advocacy, Party Politics
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