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CVA Applauds Chairman Grassley’s Move to Restore Judicial Processes

Arlington, VA – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced his decision to ignore the Senate “blue slip” tradition and allow his committee to move forward with a confirmation hearing for David Stras, nominee to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Senator Al Franken (D-MN), Stras’ home-state senator, opted not to return his “blue slip” for Stras based on partisan politics – thereby… Read more »

CVA Urges Judiciary Committee to Send Greg Katsas to Senate Floor for a Vote

Arlington, VA – Today Greg Katsas, one of President Trump’s judicial nominees, is scheduled to have his hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Katsas is being considered to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. A Harvard Law graduate, Katsas clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court before joining the… Read more »

President Trump Announces Eighth Round of Judicial Nominees

Arlington, VA – Today, President Trump announced his intent to nominate his eighth wave of judicial nominees. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is urging Congress to expedite the confirmation of Don Willett and Jim Ho for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit because they are highly-qualified nominees with strong records. Don Willett currently serves as a… Read more »

CVA Commends Ralph Erickson’s Confirmation to the 8th Circuit Court

Arlington, VA – Today the Senate voted to approve President Trump’s judicial nominee, Judge Ralph Erickson, to the lower courts. Erickson was unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee two weeks ago and will now serve his lifetime appointment on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Erickson has an abundance of state and federal experience and was unanimously… Read more »

Senate Judiciary Committee Should Move Qualified Nominees to Vote

Arlington, VA – Today the Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote on several qualified lower court nominees, including Notre Dame Law Professor Amy Coney Barrett to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen, nominee to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Justice Larsen had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee… Read more »

Senate Judiciary Committee Should Advance the Nominations of Qualified Judges

Arlington, VA – Today the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on several qualified lower courts nominees, including Colorado Supreme Court Justice Alison Eid, nominee to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to move Justice Eid to a floor vote without delay because she is a highly-qualified nominee… Read more »

Judiciary Committee Must Quickly Move Qualified Nominees to Vote

Arlington, VA — Today the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on several qualified lower courts nominees, including Amy Barrett of Indiana and Joan Larsen of Michigan. Barrett is being considered for the Seventh Circuit and Larsen for the Sixth. It took Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters months to hand in their “blue slips” for Larsen, delaying the… Read more »