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Since 2001, nonpartisan Judging the Environment federal judicial nominations project for fair, diverse, independent and mainstream lifetime judges.

Judging the Environment's (JTE’s) ongoing research, outreach and constant updates on news, commentary and statements by each Senator centers on nominees to fill over 100 lifetime vacancies on the trial and circuit courts that have the final say in well over 95% of federal cases.

John K. Bush Commentary, Letters to the Senate & Senator statements Links/excerpts
Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals  Nominated May 8, 2017; Judiciary Committee 11-9 vote (July 13, 2017); Confirmed
51-47 (July 20, 2017)

Damien M. Schiff Commentary, Letters to the Senate & Senator statements Links/excerpts
United States Court of Federal Claims  Nominated May 8, 2017 Judiciary Committee 11-9 vote (July 13, 2017)

David C. Nye (District of ID) Obama nominee, Trump Re-Nominated May 8, 2017; Confirmed 100-0 (July 12, 2017) Commentary & Senator statement Links/excerpts

Amul Thapar Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Confirmed 52-44, March 25, 2017 Commentary & Senator statement Links/excerpts

JTE also compiled unique collections regarding President Obama's and President Trump' nominees to fill the 2016-17 Supreme Court vacancy.

Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination

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     Senator Statements

MERRICK GARLAND: 638 EDITORIALS BY OVER 300 EDITORIAL BOARDS IN EVERY STATE & DC URGE SENATE TO HOLD A HEARING AND VOTE ON NOMINEE TO FILL SUPREME COURT VACANCY – STATE BY STATE LINKS/EXCERPTS (as of October 13, 2016) These 638 Editorials by 301 newspaper editorial boards in all 50 states and DC represent well over 95 percent of the newspaper editorial board opinions revealed by comprehensive online research. Click State names on first page for Editorial Board links/excerpts for each State.

This comprehensive, continuously updated website uniquely provides excerpts from and links to essential resources on judicial nominations and related issues that are sortable by NomineeIssueSenatorPublication, and more. Selection, nomination & confirmation of lifetime federal judges is key to upholding and enforcing laws on climate change, endangered species and a wide range of other issues.

Attorney General nominee: Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) confirmed Feb. 8, 2017 on a 52-47 vote.

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SENATOR STATEMENTS Sort thousands of links/excerpts by State, Issue, and more

FILLING SUPREME COURT VACANCY: LINKS/ EXCERPTS for

Federal Judicial Vacancies; Pending Nominees; Vacancies Without Nominees

Editorial Boards in all 50 states and DC praise the ESA and Endangered & Threatened Species (more than 600 Editorials sortable by publication)

CITIZEN ACCESS TO COURT NEEDED TO ENFORCE ENVIRONMENTAL & OTHER SAFEGUARDS AS CONGRESS, COURTS & EDITORIAL BOARDS (& PRESIDENT REAGAN) AGREED

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