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MERRICK GARLAND: MORE THAN 300 EDITORIAL BOARDS FROM EVERY STATE & DC URGE SENATE HEARING (638 EDITORIALS)


October 13, 2016

Contact:

Glenn Sugameli, 202-772-0204, gsugameli@defenders.org

Washington, DC--

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Merrick Garland: Over 300 Editorial Boards from Every State & D.C. Urge Senate Hearings

Washington, DC (Wednesday, October 13, 2016)–  More than 300 Newspaper Editorial Boards in all 50 States and D.C. have written at least 638 Editorials urging the Senate to hold hearings on President Obama's March 16, 2016 nomination of D.C. Circuit Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland to fill a Supreme Court vacancy.

The following is a statement from Glenn Sugameli, a Defenders of Wildlife Senior Attorney who founded the nonpartisan Judging the Environment program on federal judicial nominations in 2001:

“Editorials by more than 300 newspaper editorial boards from all 50 States and D.C. urging the Senate to hold hearings on Chief Judge Merrick Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court are included in our website's state-by-state compilation of excerpts and links. More than 60 of these editorial boards endorsed a Republican for President in 2008, 2012 or both.”

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 638 Editorials by 301 newspaper editorial boards in all 50 states and DC represent well over 95 percent of the newspaper editorial board opinions revealed by comprehensive online research. Click State names on first page for Editorial Board links/excerpts for each State.

MERRICK GARLAND: OVER 60 NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL BOARDS THAT ENDORSED REPUBLICAN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2008, 2012, OR BOTH, URGE SENATE HEARING AND VOTE ON OBAMA NOMINEE TO FILL SUPREME COURT VACANCY – STATE BY STATE LINKS/EXCERPTS (as of June 14, 2016) (06/14/16)

On March 16, Defenders of Wildlife Called on the Senate to Consider Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland.”

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