Thursday, February 08, 2018

Urgent - 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affects us all

from a friend:

Action Alert!

Dear Colleagues and Friends of Justice,

We are circulating a sign-on letter (attached and available here) from organizations and individuals who live in the 7th Judicial Circuit (Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana), asking the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to cease all consideration of Michael Brennan, who has been nominated for a lifetime judicial appointment to the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Wisconsin. Should Senator Grassley, Chair of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, call for a vote, we are asking the committee members to vote NO on this nominee. As stated in the letter, Michael Brennan should never have had a hearing in the committee based on procedural matters and precedent.  And, of even more importance, his record and stated views would bring a biased perspective on civil rights, women’s rights, criminal justice, and more.

If you, as an organization or individual in Illinois, Wisconsin, or Indiana, would like to sign on to this letter, please fill out this google form no later than February 11, 2018. If you know other organizations or individuals in Illinois, Indiana, or Wisconsin who you would like to invite to join us in this effort, please feel free to share this with them.

A fair, unbiased judiciary is a critical pillar of our democracy.  Letting our Senators know that we care about who they appoint to lifetime positions is important.  Please join us in insuring that only highly qualified, unbiased judges serve in these positions.

If you have any questions, please contact Carole Levine at: CaroleLevine at comcast dot net.

Thank you.
Carole Levine
Chair, Courts Matter Illinois

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