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Judging the Environment's (JTE’s) ongoing research, outreach and constant updates on news, commentary and statements by each Senator centers on Sen. Jeff Sessions’ Attorney General nomination and possible filibuster or majority opposition to any nominee to fill the Scalia Supreme Court vacancy. JTE will also evaluate nominees to fill over 100 lifetime vacancies on the trial and circuit courts that have the final say in well over 95% of federal cases.
This comprehensive, continuously updated website uniquely provides excerpts from and links to essential resources on 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 and a wide range of other issues.
LATEST: Attorney General nominee: Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
SENATOR STATEMENTS Sort thousands of links/excerpts by State, Issue, and more
FILLING SUPREME COURT VACANCY: LINKS/ EXCERPTS for
Federal Judicial Vacancies; Pending Nominees; Vacancies Without Nominees
Republican Senators from 15 States Urge Immediate Action to Fill Their Judicial Vacancies (CO, FL, ID, IN, KS, LA, ND, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, WI) (Sept. 13, 2016) Including all 16 Republican senators with nominees on the Senate Floor. Excerpts and links to Senator statements by state
These Republican Senators Want Their Judicial Nominees Confirmed. Majority Leader McConnell Isn’t Listening. (Medium, 08/04/16)
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