Caitlin Halligan, a nominee for the D.C. Circuit Court, is one of the most respected appellate lawyers in the country. She has a broad range of legal experience, including government service, private practice, and academia. She has honed her practice in state and federal appellate courts, and has argued five cases before the Supreme Court. Her many accomplishments are reflected by the unanimous “Well-Qualified” rating she received from the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary. She has earned the respect and support of her peers and has been endorsed by a long list of organizations.
This superb nominee has waited over eight months without a vote by U.S. Senators — even though there are three vacancies on the D.C. Circuit. But the wait is finally over.
It’s time for a vote: Tell your Senators to support the nomination of Caitlin Halligan for the D.C. Circuit.
Ask your Senators to support this highly qualified judicial nominee. Individuals with Ms. Halligan’s legal talents and experience should be serving on the bench, not waiting for months for a vote. Confirming Ms. Halligan would not only fill one of the three vacancies on the D.C. Circuit, but also increase the diversity of this court by adding only the sixth female judge in this court’s 118-year history.
Women, and all Americans, are entitled to a fully functioning court system. Women shouldn’t have to wait for justice because Senators are playing politics. Tell your Senators to support Caitlin Halligan, a highly-qualified nominee for the D.C. Circuit.