Unqualified and Dangerous ~ one is too many but this list grows

The Trump administration has been trying to stack the federal bench with unqualified and extremist judges. In the past two weeks, three judicial nominees withdrew from consideration after public outcry about their lack of qualifications, failure to disclose critical information, and outrageous views. Two nominees had never tried a case or argued a motion. One of them famously referred to transgender children as part of “Satan’s plan.”

The National Women’s Law Center has been on the frontlines of this fight,making sure that Senators and the public have all the facts about judicial nominees’ records — and how women would fare if they were confirmed. Federal courts decide cases that impact women’s lives every day, and preventing unqualified, dangerous ideologues from becoming federal judges couldn’t be more important.

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These are just some of the individuals whom President Trump has nominated to the federal bench.

  • Kyle Duncan, nominated to a lifetime position on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, has been one of the leaders in the effort to allow employers to use religious beliefs to deny women access to birth control.
  • Damien Schiff, nominated to a 15-year term on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, called Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy a “judicial prostitute” and compared abortion to slavery.
  • Thomas Farr, nominated to a lifetime position on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, aggressively defended a law described by the court that struck it down as “the most restrictive voting law North Carolina has seen since the era of Jim Crow.”

These individuals are just the tip of the iceberg. They weren’t nominated in spite of these dangerous views — they were nominated because of them. We can’t let Congress continue to rubber stamp judges for lifetime positions on the federal bench. We need you for this fight — please support our efforts by making your tax-deductible donation today.

There’s so much at stake. Federal courts decide legal rights and principles that are critically important to women, including the right to privacy, equal protection, anti-discrimination protections at work and at school, and protections for health and safety. And many of the judges President Trump has nominated this year are also on his unprecedented list of judges he would consider for a Supreme Court vacancy. We cannot accept any of this as typical. Not the nominees who have never argued a motion or taken a deposition and not the nominees who posted deeply unsettling and biased commentary on anonymous blogs. We will continue to expose their records and shine a light on the importance of the federal courts.

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Fatima Goss Graves
President & CEO
National Women’s Law Center

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Paul Ryan and his allies have made it perfectly clear they don’t care about us anymore. After giving the top 1% another massive tax cut at our expense, Ryan now wants to decimate Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. And it’s not even a surprise.

If we defeat Paul Ryan and swing the massive arm of change back toward working people, even a little, it will be worth the fight. This is why we’re going to win, and it’s what separates us from the other side: We care about everybody — and they don’t.

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