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A project tracking federal judicial nominations and courts.


The nonpartisan Judging the Environment federal judicial nominations project for fair, diverse, independent and mainstream lifetime judges.

Judging the Environment's (JTE’s) ongoing research, outreach and constant updates on news, commentary and statements by each Senator centers on nominees to fill lifetime trial and circuit court judgeships that have the final say in over 95% of federal cases.

JTE founder and senior counsel Glenn Sugameli created and updated this comprehensive website with unique excerpts from and links to essential 2001-2017 resources on GW Bush, Obama, and Trump judicial nominations and related issues that are sortable by NomineeIssueSenatorPublication, and more. Selection, nomination & confirmation of lifetime federal judges is key to upholding and enforcing laws on climate changeendangered species and a wide range of other issues.

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SENATOR STATEMENTS Sort nearly 5,000 links/excerpts by State, Issue, and more

ISSUES including: "Blue Slip" Home-State Senators' Approval Needed for Judicial Nominees

10 Things You Need To Know About Blue Slips: Republicans repeatedly used the tradition to block President Obama’s judicial nominees. (Huffington Post, 09/13/17) Christopher Kang, Former Deputy Counsel to President Obama

LETTERS TO THE SENATE (more than 600, sort by Issue and Nominee)

100 GW BUSH, OBAMA & TRUMP JUDICIAL NOMINEES

Damien M. Schiff Commentary, Letters to the Senate & Senator statements Links/excerpts
United States Court of Federal Claims  Nominated May 8, 2017 Judiciary Committee 
11-9 vote (July 13, 2017)

David C. Nye (District of ID) Obama nominee, Trump Re-Nominated May 8, 2017; Confirmed 100-0 (July 12, 2017) Commentary & Senator statement Links/excerpts

JTE’ unique compilations include links & excerpts on President Obama's and President Trump' nominees to fill the 2016-17 Supreme Court vacancy.

Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination Editorials & Commentary Senator Statements & more

Merrick B. Garland links include MERRICK GARLAND: 638 EDITORIALS BY OVER 300 EDITORIAL BOARDS IN EVERY STATE & DC URGE SENATE TO HOLD A HEARING AND VOTE ON NOMINEE TO FILL SUPREME COURT VACANCY – STATE BY STATE LINKS/EXCERPTS (as of October 13, 2016) These are well over 95 percent of the newspaper editorial board opinions revealed by comprehensive online research.

Federal Judicial VacanciesPending NomineesVacancies Without Nominees

Editorial Boards in all 50 states and DC praise the ESA and Endangered & Threatened Species (more than 600 Editorials sortable by publication)

CITIZEN ACCESS TO COURT NEEDED TO ENFORCE ENVIRONMENTAL & OTHER SAFEGUARDS AS CONGRESS, COURTS & EDITORIAL BOARDS (& PRESIDENT REAGAN) AGREED