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Judging the Environment In The News
PROPERTY RIGHTS: Trump pick for 'rather esoteric court' fuels political storm (Greenwire, 06/21/17)
Little Rock native gets rough ride at judicial confirmation hearing UPDATE (Arkansas Times, 06/14/17)
Panel to vet nominee behind key takings, species cases (Environment & Energy (E & E) Daily, 06/12/17)
THE COMING BATTLE OVER THE FILIBUSTER'S BLUE-HUED COUSIN (Ozy, 04/04/17)
White House no longer wants ABA evaluations for judicial spots (Indiana Lawyer, 04/03/17)
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) (, )
Trump reshapes the lower federal courts with little progressive scrutiny (The Hill, 06/23/17)
Donald Trump Is In The Perfect Position To Dramatically Remake The Courts: With 100+ judicial vacancies and a Senate eager to fill them, conservatives are salivating. (Huffington Post, 06/22/17)
Trump is picking judges to swing the courts hard right for a generation (Daily Kos, 06/22/17)
Trump’s Finally Filling the Judicial Back Bench with Some Questionable Rookies: Some of his nominees run into trouble with their snarky blogs. Remember kids that stuff you write online never really goes away. (Moyers & Company, 06/21/17)
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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