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

UPDATED: CONGRESS, PRESIDENT REAGAN, COURTS AND EDITORIAL BOARDS AGREE: CITIZEN ACCESS TO COURT IS NEEDED TO ENFORCE ENVIRONMENTAL AND OTHER SAFEGUARDS

STILL NO HEARING FOR L. Felipe Restrepo Third Circuit, nominated 11/12/2014 with bipartisan PA Senator support

TEXAS EDITORIAL BOARDS: FILL FEDERAL JUDICIAL VACANCIES (05/19/15) DOZENS OF TEXAS EDITORIAL BOARD OPINIONS

IOWA EDITORIAL BOARDS: FILL FEDERAL JUDICIAL VACANCIES (05/08/15) MORE THAN 30 IOWA EDITORIAL BOARD OPINIONS

PENNSYLVANIA EDITORIAL BOARDS: FILL FEDERAL JUDICIAL VACANCIES (05/14/15) MORE THAN 70 PENNSYLVANIA EDITORIAL BOARD OPINIONS

Judicial Nominations: Accomplishments and the Work That Lies Ahead, White House Counsel Neil Eggleston (12/17/2014)

SENATE 52-48 VOTE: MAJORITY NOT 60 VOTES NOW ENDS FILIBUSTERS OF NON-SUPREME COURT NOMINEES 
 
The Senate finally confirmed Ronnie L. White (E.D. Mo.) on July 16, 2014 on a 53-44 vote after a 54-43 cloture vote ended a filibuster.

D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Fully staffed- finally
 
Letter to Senate from Defenders of Wildlife and 12 other national environmental groups urging prompt action on all pending D.C. Circuit and other judicial nominees (10/25/13)
 
PHOTOS OF OBAMA NOMINEES BLOCKED BY GOP SENATORS (Huff Post, 11/13/13Why Does The GOP Have A Problem With These People? (Huff Post, 11/13/13)
 
 

 President Obama’s judicial nominees, including: 

Srikanth ("Sri") Srinivasan D.C. Circuit NOMINATED 6/11/12, Hearing 4/10/13 CONFIRMED 97-0 5/23/2013

 

Caitlin Halligan D.C. Circuit 54-45 and 51-41 votes (short of 60 needed to end filibuster) WITHDRAWN


Robert Bacharach Tenth Circuit: FILIBUSTERED 56-34 7/30/12 CONFIRMED 93-0 2/25/13

Goodwin Liu Ninth Circuit FILIBUSTERED & WITHDRAWN; confirmed to CA Supreme Court

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Editorials and Opinion

 

Editorial: BLM overreached with Richfield ATV plan (Salt Lake Tribune [UT], 05/28/15)

Op-Ed: 'Strange' vs. 'simple old American' names (Los Angeles Times, 05/28/15)

Editorial: Protecting the pollinators (Providence Journal [RI] , 05/28/15)

Who Caused the Senate Chaos? (Bloomberg News, 05/26/15)


 

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