40 Civil Rights Groups Demand McConnell Halt 'Dangerous and Irresponsible' Judicial Nominations Amid Pandemic - 2020-05-04

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F267.png 40 Civil Rights Groups Demand McConnell Halt 'Dangerous and Irresponsible' Judicial Nominations Amid Pandemic May 4, 2020, Christina Zhao, Newsweek

Dozens of national civil rights groups on Monday urged GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Lindsey Graham and other congressional Republicans to halt judicial nominations and prioritize passing legislation to help American families and workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a letter sent to McConnell and Graham today, signed by 40 national organizations who are members of the Fair Courts Task Force of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the groups called for Senate Republicans to "focus its attention on vulnerable communities" amid the healthcare crisis, rather than lifetime judicial nominations.

"The Senate as a whole must take the necessary and commonsense action of putting the processing of judicial nominations on hold until the devastating impact of the pandemic has been diminished," the letter read.

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