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Jeffrey S. Sutton

Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
Confirmed April 29, 2003


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Jeffrey Sutton

Jeffrey S. Sutton, President Bush's nominee for a lifetime position on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, is one of the country's leading advocates for an extreme and virulent form of judicial activism that would limit citizen access to justice and seriously undermine the ability of the federal government to protect the environment. On Feb. 13, 2003, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-8 to recommend that the full Senate confirm Mr. Sutton. On April 29, 2003, the Senate confirmed his nomination by a 52-41 vote.

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Overview of Nominees
Packing the Courts: President Bush’s Nominees to Lifetime Federal Judgeships Threaten the Environment

Sixth Circuit Nominee Jeffrey S. Sutton: A Threat to the Constitution and Fundamental Environmental Protections
Sixth Circuit Nominee Jeffrey S. Sutton: A Threat to the Constitution and Fundamental Environmental Protections.

Background: Jeffrey S. Sutton
In his writings and speeches, Mr. Sutton has advanced a view that pits the federal government against the states, doing violence to notions of cooperative federalism that underlie most environmental, health, and safety legislation.