America has a judicial vacancy crisis. Congress, get to work!

Senators left for summer recess without filling dozens of vacancies on our nation’s federal courts – and that includes a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court previously held by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Visit your senators’ offices to say #DoYourJob and get to work to fill the Supreme Court and lower court vacancies ASAP

After several more unproductive months, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) seem more committed to obstruction and dysfunction in the U.S. Senate than doing their jobs.

That’s why they must be told that enough is enough: #DoYourJob.

Obstruction of nominees to the federal judiciary has become common practice. Vacancies, judicial emergencies, and caseloads are on the rise, causing damaging – and avoidable – delays in courts across the country.

Rather than putting justice in the judicial system ahead of politics, Sens. McConnell, Grassley, and a handful of others continue to hold the federal court vacancies—including the Supreme Court seat—hostage in an unacceptable display of dysfunctional, partisan politics.

There are currently 52 nominees to the federal bench, including Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court, awaiting the Senate to take action.

When the Senate doesn’t do its job, the American people pay the price. The Supreme Court is ruling, and in some cases deciding not to rule, on important civil and human rights cases with an incomplete bench.

It’s time to tell the Senate that enough is enough.

Take Action: Senators left for summer recess without filling dozens of vacancies on our nation’s federal courts – and that includes a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court previously held by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Visit your senators’ offices to say #DoYourJob and get to work to fill the Supreme Court and lower court vacancies ASAP.

Source: http://www.civilrights.org/action_center/america-has-a-judicial.html?



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