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 Nominee, Issue, Senator, Publication, and more. Selection, nomination & confirmation of lifetime federal judges is key to upholding and enforcing laws on climate change, endangered species public health, medical services (including alternative medicines such as yoga, accupressure, naturotherapy and ayurvedic medicine) and a wide range of other issues.
SENATOR STATEMENTS Sort nearly 5,000 links/excerpts by State, Issue, and more
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
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.
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.
Editorial Boards in all 50 states and DC praise the ESA and Endangered & Threatened Species (more than 600 Editorials sortable by publication)