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SCOTUS: Judicial Nominations Taking Too Long - Revised Senate Rule Needed

August 16, 2018

 

NATIONAL:  Southeastern Legal Foundation today joined 11 esteemed legal organizations across the United States today in calling on the U.S. Senate to revise its procedural rules to more efficiently and effectively consider vital judicial nominations, including the forthcoming consideration of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Currently, dozens of judicial vacancies across the U.S. are causing judicial delays and backlogs that do a critical disservice to the American people and our system of justice - despite more than two dozen nominations already before the Senate.  The current rules are being used to delay the confirmation process - and can easily be changed, as they have historically.  The Texas Public Policy Foundation, which drafted the letter posted below, was joined by SLF, First Liberty Institute, Claremont Institute, Heritage Action for America, Goldwater Institute, Mountain States Legal Foundation, Beacon Center, Public Interest Legal Foundation, Landmark Legal Foundation, The Justice Foundation, and 1851 Center for Constitutional Law.

 

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