TAKE ACTION: Call Senators now
The U.S. Senate is poised to vote on Patricia Millett’s nomination to the D.C. Circuit this afternoon. Call senators (202-224-3121) and urge them to support a yes-or-no vote on all three currently pending nominees to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, starting with appellate litigator Patricia Millett. And tell them to move quickly to votes on Professor Nina Pillard and Judge Robert Wilkins.
In June, President Obama nominated three thoughtful, seasoned, and mainstream legal figures – Cornelia “Nina” Pillard, Patricia Millett, and Robert Wilkins – who are eminently qualified for a seat on the nation’s second highest court.
And less than an hour ago, after weeks of waiting, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved (10-8) the nomination of Robert Wilkins to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. This marks the committee’s final vote on these three outstanding nominees to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The full Senate is now poised to hold votes on all of these distinguished nominees, starting with Patricia Millett, as soon as this afternoon, Thursday, October 31.
In the face of opposition from a small number of extreme Republican senators who have continuously argued that the three vacancies on this 11-judge court should not be filled at all, Senate leadership has decided that enough is enough.
The Senate must first move on a procedural motion that must pass, and then we urge the Senate to move to a yes-or-no vote to consider Patricia Millett’s nomination to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals is the second most important court in the country. The D.C. Circuit Court ensures the government’s ability to protect our health, safety, environment and our rights as workers and consumers. The three vacancies on this court need to be filled so that the court can work at full strength.
Urge the Senate to move to a yes-or-no vote on the nomination of Patricia Millett on Oct. 31, 2013. Further, urge senators to move to votes on Nina Pillard and Robert Wilkins without further delay.
Your calls will make a difference! Justice delayed is justice denied. Call now: 202-224-3121