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Judging the Environment In The News
Barrett, Kirsch scheduled for judiciary committee vote (Indiana Lawyer, 09/27/17)
Sounding off: BLUE SLIPS AND BIPARTISANSHIP (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review [PA] , 09/23/17)
Casey reportedly submits blue slip for Bibas nomination [updated] (CA3blog, 09/22/17)
Blue slips & bipartisanship (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review [PA] , 09/18/17)
McConnell calls for ending Senate tradition that gives Democrats leverage on Trump's judicial nominees (Business Insider, 09/13/17)
Editorials and Opinion
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) (, )
Bill Straub: McConnell, Trump appear headed for a showdown — and it could come sooner than later (Northern Kentucky Tribune, 09/28/17)
EDITORIAL: Mateer nomination should be withdrawn (San Antonio Express-News [TX] , 09/28/17)
Parents demand apology from Trump judicial nominee who said trans kids are part of ‘Satan’s plan’: "We believe our children are miracles, like every child — not a part of 'Satan’s plan.'" (Think Progress, 09/28/17)
Letters: Ambrose seems to have forgotten separation of church and state: Faith and judges (Capital Gazette [MD], 09/28/17)
MERRICK GARLAND: MORE THAN 300 EDITORIAL BOARDS FROM EVERY STATE & DC URGE SENATE HEARING (638 EDITORIALS) (10/13/16)
MERRICK GARLAND: MORE THAN 500 EDITORIALS BY EDITORIAL BOARDS IN 49 STATES & DC URGE SENATE HEARING (04/13/16)
Defenders of Wildlife Calls on Senate to Consider Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland (03/16/16)The Senate must do its job by holding a hearing and a vote on this nomination to fill an important vacancy.
Senate confirms IA federal judge: What about 17 other Committee approved district judges? (09/10/12)Both Sen. Patrick Leahy and Sen. Patrick Toomey are correct. Only senseless partisan obstruction by Senate Republicans could still prevent confirming all the Committee-approved nominees.
Senate Republican Blockade of 21 Judicial Nominees Worsens Vacancy Crisis (12/17/11)“Once again, U.S. Senate Republicans have unjustifiably blocked a decades-old tradition of clearing pending judicial nominees before leaving town.
Humor and Satire
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WOMEN OF WALMART [& the Supreme Court]
“Close to Home” solution to judicial vacancies
Weyant's World: Abandon hope
The Very Junior Senator from Utah [Standard-Examiner, UT]; & “OUR VIEW: Lee's headless charge”
Political cartoons on Judge Garland nomination & Supreme Court nom block
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