September 6, 2017

The Judiciary in Jeopardy: A Look at Judicial Nominations in the Trump Administration


On September 6, 2017, ACS hosted a call on the current state of federal judicial nominations. The federal judiciary is instrumental in protecting our rights on issues ranging from immigration to the environment. With Republican Senators having strategically held numerous seats open during the Obama Administration, the Trump White House is now poised to fill the nearly 18 percent of Article III judgeships that remain vacant. This is an Administration that has questioned the independence of the judiciary, attacked individual judges, and is aggressively pursuing an agenda to transform the composition of the courts to regress in many areas of the law.


Lena Zwarensteyn, Director of Strategic Engagement, ACS, Moderator
Senator Mazie Hirono, U.S. Senator from Hawaii
Christopher Kang, Former Deputy Assistant and Deputy Counsel to President Barack Obama; ACS Board of Directors
Ronald Klain, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Revolution; ACS Board of Advisors