by Paul Gordon, Senior Legislative Counsel, People For the American Way
*This piece was originally posted by People For the American Way.
On December 7, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley will try to ram ten judicial nominees through for committee votes, the latest example of Grassley’s unprincipled chairmanship. Among them are several extremely controversial nominees, three of whom have been nominated to circuit courts. Especially given the increasingly dangerous state of our nation’s body politic, the Senate should not be confirming Donald Trump’s nominees to lifetime positions on our nation’s courts.
In fact, Democrats should use every tool at their disposal to prevent their confirmation.