Help Stop Controversial Judicial Confirmations! Contact Your Senators Today.
February 14, 2008
President Bush has nominated several extremely controversial figures to the federal bench. It is time to stop these controversial confirmations from occurring and support moderate and impartial judges who can protect our rights and liberties!
Why should I care about who sits on the federal bench?
The federal court system serves as a crucial protector of our individual rights and liberties. Federal judges rule on constitutional issues that will have an impact on all of us for decades to come, such as abortion, stem cell research, gay marriage, and the torture of detainees. Moreover, federal judges cannot be fired and are often life appointments. In light of these circumstances, the Senate should only approve unbiased, impartial, and non-controversial judges who will actually protect our individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. Specifically, we need judges who have records of impartiality and adherence to the Constitution and who have consistently supported individual rights. Many of President Bush's current nominees have records of devastating constitutional rights for the disadvantaged and making it harder for people to secure their constitutionally guaranteed liberties. The Senate must act to halt the confirmation of these controversial nominations to the federal bench.
What can I do about who serves on the federal bench?
Although much of the public sees little room for their voices to be heard when it comes to judicial confirmations, you do have a say in the matter! The appointment of federal judges is not a purely presidential decision. The Senate must confirm or reject the President's nominations and Senators will listen to voters if voters make their preferences clear. Communicating with your Senator, whether it be by phone, mail, fax, or otherwise, can make all the difference in the world. Letting Senate members know about your stance on this issue can help secure our rights and liberties by stopping the confirmation of controversial figures to the federal bench. Voters can make a difference and you do have influence in the judicial confirmation process. So let your voice be heard and contact your Senator today!
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May 31, 2008