31 Jan STATEMENT Regarding President Trump’s Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017
We are calling for a ban on all votes until we have extreme vetting of a nominee
LAS VEGAS – Today, President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the United States Supreme Court. Annette Magnus, of Nevadans for Judicial Progress, released the following statement.
“This nomination proves just how out of touch President Trump really is. By nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch for a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court, President Trump is once again putting wealthy special interests ahead of the needs of average Americans. Gorsuch wants to give unelected judges more power to strike down federal regulations that protect consumers and the environment. He has repeatedly sided with big business instead of workers. Gorsuch has also ruled against women’s access to contraception and thrown out sexual harassment lawsuits. With more Americans speaking out against the use of force by law enforcement, Gorsuch favors giving police immense latitude.
Like Trump’s other nominees, Gorsuch would advance the interests of a few at the expense of the many. He would likely continue the Supreme Court’s trend of ruling in favor of corporations and against American workers and consumers.”
About Nevadans for Judicial Progress: Nevadans for Judicial Progress is a coalition of organizations and individuals convened by the Institute for a Progressive Nevada/Battle Born Progress and the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada with the support of Legal Progress at the Center for American Progress.
These following 5 principles convey our goals:
- Ensuring a fully staffed judiciary so justice is not delayed.
- Bringing diversity of thought and background to our federal courts.
- Keeping our judges accountable on the issues that matter to Nevadans.
- Educating Nevadans on the importance of the courts in our day-to-day lives.
- Uncovering procedural delays on judicial confirmation processes.