|Tell your Senators to vote on all
judicial nominees and help end
It’s been six weeks since Senate leadership reached a deal to move forward on judicial nominations, and the deal has almost played itself out. And where do we stand? Exactly where we were in March: one in nine federal judgeships sits empty, and nearly half of those vacancies are in courts so overburdened that they have been deemed judicial emergencies. Right now there are 22 nominees ready for a vote on the Senate floor, of whom 6 are women.
Some have argued that we can’t expect the Senate to get anything done with partisan gridlock. Some have argued that the confirmation process shuts down as the November elections approach, even though November is months away. But there’s too much at stake to give up that easily to such excuses. While judicial seats remain vacant, trial courts’ caseloads have increased. When judicial seats remain vacant, it takes longer for civil cases to be resolved. When judicial seats remain vacant, justice is not served for all Americans.
Women, and all Americans, are entitled to a fully functioning court system. Tell your Senators to vote on all judicial nominees.
Thank you for everything you do to advance the rights of women.