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04.20.21

Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans United Against Far-Left Justice Dept. Nominee

SEN. CORNYN: 'The Opposition To [Vanita] Gupta Is A Direct Result Of Her History Of Inflammatory Public Statements, Radical Policy Positions, And A Laundry List Of Misleading Statements' Republican Judiciary Committee Members: 'Ms. Gupta's Answers To Questions Were Troubling To Many Members On The Committee, Including … The Fact That It Appears That Many Of Those Answers Were Inconsistent With Her Past Statements' And 'There Remain Significant Questions About Ms. Gupta's Temperament… Continue Reading


02.24.21

Xavier Becerra Has ‘No Public Health Experience’ But Plenty Of Radical Views

In California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, President Biden Has Selected Someone With 'No Particular Experience Or Expertise In Health' But A Long Record Of Pro-Abortion Extremism And Support For Radical Policies Like 'Medicare For All' SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Xavier Becerra [is] President Biden's nominee to run the Department of Health and Human Services. Amid a global pandemic, the President has made a puzzling selection for this critical post: The famously partis… Continue Reading


10.12.20

ABA Rates Judge Barrett ‘Well-Qualified’ To Serve As Associate Justice Of Supreme Court

Top Dems: 'The ABA Evaluation Has Been The Gold Standard By Which Judicial Candidates Are Judged' AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION on Judge Amy Coney Barrett: "The American Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary has completed its evaluation of the professional qualifications of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who has been nominated by the President to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. As you know, the Standing Committee confines its evaluation to the qua… Continue Reading


10.12.20

Professional Colleagues ‘Can Think Of No Better Person To Serve As An Associate Justice On The Supreme Court’ Than Judge Barrett

Those Who Have Worked Closely With Judge Barrett Know Her As A 'Role Model Who Is So Unfailingly Talented, Generous, And Kind' And 'Proved To Be One Of [Notre Dame Law School's] Most Stellar Appointments Across Every Dimension,' Declare Her 'Highly Qualified By Every Relevant Measure' And Say Quite Simply, 'Amy Coney Barrett Is The Best Of Us' Judge Barrett's Former Law Clerks: 'We Unreservedly Agree-Despite Our Differing Backgrounds, Beliefs, And Views-That Amy Coney Barrett Will Be An E… Continue Reading


10.07.20

Democrats Keep Making Judge Barrett’s Religion An Issue

Democrats And The Media Keep Attacking Judge Barrett's Religious Beliefs And Baselessly Suggesting That She Would Rule Based On Her Religion Instead Of The Law SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The ongoing attacks by Senate Democrats and the media on Judge Barrett's faith are a disgrace. They demean the confirmation process, disrespect the Constitution, and insult millions of American believers…. Our coastal elites are so disconnected from their own country that they tre… Continue Reading


09.26.20

Judge Amy Coney Barrett: ‘An Exceptionally Impressive Jurist’

'Judge Barrett Is The Complete Package': 'An Exceedingly Well-Qualified Nominee,' And 'Mind-Blowingly Intelligent,' Those Who Know Her Professionally Call Her A 'Thoughtful, Open-Minded Person,' And Have Witnessed Her 'Absolute Dedication To The Rule Of Law' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "President Trump could not have made a better decision. Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an exceptionally impressive jurist and an exceedingly well-qualified nominee to the Supreme Court of the Un… Continue Reading


09.24.20

Autopilot Left-Wing Opposition Prepares To Fill In The Blanks Again

'[Y]ear After Year, Decade After Decade, The Far Left's Playbook Stays Exactly The Same … The Nominee Makes No Difference … The Same Absurd Scare Tactics, Every Single Time' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "President Trump has stated he will announce his nominee to the Supreme Court the day after tomorrow. We do not yet know which legal all-star from his list he will nominate. But strangely enough, we already do know exactly what the far left will start shouting … Continue Reading


09.21.20

History Is Clear: Senate Control Has Overwhelmingly Determined The Fate Of Election-Year Supreme Court Nominations

LEADER McCONNELL: 'The Historical Precedent Is Overwhelming And It Runs In One Direction' 15 TIMES: In U.S. history, a Supreme Court vacancy arose in a presidential election year and the President nominated someone that year. 8 TIMES: Voters had chosen a Senate majority of the same party as the President. 7 of those 8 nominations were confirmed. The only such nominee who was not confirmed faced bipartisan opposition over serious questions of judicial ethics and personal finances. Apar… Continue Reading


07.02.20

In June, A Tale Of Two Chambers

'While The House Has Been Missing In Action On The Longest Spring Break In Human History, The Senate Has Been Conducting The People's Business' A Tale Of Two Chambers:While the House has been largely MIA for months now, the Senate has been taking care of the people's business. pic.twitter.com/Sxt179BvV5 - Senate Republican Communications Center (@SRCC) July 2, 2020 SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "While the House has been missing in action on the longest Sprin… Continue Reading


06.24.20

200 Judges

Since 2017, The Senate Republican Majority Has Confirmed 200 Article III Judges, 'A Generational Remaking Of The Courts' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Once we confirm Judge Wilson today, this Senate will have confirmed 200 of President Trump's nominees to lifetime appointments on the federal bench. And following number 200, when we depart this chamber today, there will not be a single circuit-court vacancy anywhere in the nation for the first time in at least 40 years. As … Continue Reading


06.20.20

In June, ‘The Action Is In The Senate’

While House Democrats Remained Out Of Town, Senate Republicans Introduced Significant Police Reforms, Passed 'The Most Significant Conservation Legislation Enacted In Nearly Half A Century,' Held Multiple Hearings On The Coronavirus Pandemic, And Confirmed Several Key Nominations SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Democrat-led House of Representatives is out of town. They have had time to issue partisan attacks from long distance, but have yet to take up any police reform le… Continue Reading


06.05.20

The Senate’s Busy First Week Of June

This Week, The Senate Passed A Bill Updating The PPP Program, Confirmed The Inspector General For Pandemic Recovery, And Held Seven Hearings On COVID-19 And CARES Oversight, In Sharp Contrast With The House, Which, As Sen. Schumer Says, 'Is Not In Session Now' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[T]here is plenty of work before the Senate. And unlike the Democratic House of Representatives, which I understand may next appear here in Washington in about a month, the Senate is pres… Continue Reading


05.15.20

Two Productive Weeks In The Senate

While 'House Democrats Are Missing In Action,' The Senate Has Been Carefully At Work, Holding Hearings On The Pandemic, Passing Critical National Security Legislation, And Confirming Important Nominations SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Senate is back in session because we have important work to do for the nation. Critical posts throughout the federal government -- from public health to national security and beyond -- remain vacant. Qualified nominees who have been held u… Continue Reading


05.06.20

Praise Pours In For Judge Justin Walker’s ‘Generational Legal Mind’ And ‘Commitment To The Rule Of Law’

Those Who Have Worked With Judge Justin Walker Declare He 'Has The Integrity, Intelligence, Temperament, Courage, Experience, And Dedication To The Legal Profession To Serve With Distinction On The United States Court Of Appeals For The District Of Columbia Circuit' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Since Judge Walker was tapped to serve the people of Kentucky on the federal district bench, he's wasted no time in expanding his strong reputation for intellectual brilliance, lega… Continue Reading


05.05.20

Judge Justin Walker: ‘Well Qualified’

American Bar Association Gives Judge Walker A Rating Of 'Well Qualified' For An Appointment To The United States Court Of Appeals For The District Of Columbia Circuit AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION on Judge Justin Walker: "The American Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary has completed its evaluation of the professional qualifications of Judge Justin Walker … As you know the Standing Committee confines its evaluations to the qualities of integrity, professional compe… Continue Reading


05.05.20

Judge Justin Walker’s ‘Qualifications Cannot Reasonably Be Questioned’

Kentuckians In The Legal Profession Who Know Judge Justin Walker Extol His 'Impeccable Credentials,' And Laud Him As 'A Person Of Integrity Who Cares About The Rule Of Law And Is Committed To Doing Equal Justice For Every Individual Under The Law' KENTUCKY'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION: "We are writing to enthusiastically support our fellow Kentuckian, Judge Justin Walker, on his nomination to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. We applaud President… Continue Reading


04.03.20

Leader McConnell: Judge Walker Is A ‘Judicial All-Star’

'The Entire Country Will Benefit From Having This Brilliant, Principled, And Fair-Minded Legal Expert On This Consequential Bench' "President Trump is tapping a young district judge and former clerk to now-Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh to fill a vacancy on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The nomination of Justin Walker … underscores the influence of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on the conservative transformation of … Continue Reading


11.21.19

‘A New Milestone’ In Reshaping The Courts

'With McConnell's Help, Trump Is Making His Mark' On The Federal Judiciary: In 2017 Only Four Of The Thirteen Federal Appellate Courts Had A Majority Of Republican-Appointed Judges, And Now Seven Do After Flipping The 2nd, 3rd, And 11th Circuits, A Majority Of The Federal Appellate Courts Now Have More Republican-Appointed Judges Than Democrat-Appointed Judges "When Trump took office, only four of the 13 [federal appellate courts] had more Republican-appointed judges than Democratic selecti… Continue Reading


11.07.19

One In Four

One Of Every Four Circuit Judges In The Country Has Been Nominated By President Trump And Confirmed By The Republican Senate As of this afternoon, one in every four judges on the federal courts of appeals will have been nominated by @POTUS Trump and confirmed by us here in the Senate. pic.twitter.com/qrEldPMO8g - Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) November 7, 2019 SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This president and this Senate have prioritized confirming impressive … Continue Reading


09.12.19

150

Since 2017, The Senate Has Confirmed 152 Article III Judges, A 'Judicial Renaissance' Of 'Dozens Of Constitutionalist Judges [Who] Will Influence The Direction Of The Law For A Generation' "The U.S. Senate confirmed President Trump's 150th judicial nominee Wednesday, helping to fulfill the president's campaign promise to remake the federal bench … Six district court nominees won confirmation Wednesday, bringing the president's total number of appointed judges to the lower federal cour… Continue Reading

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