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To: President Biden and the U.S. Senate

Don't Let Mitch McConnell Steal Another SCOTUS Seat!

President Biden and the U.S. Senate must act swiftly to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court—so that Mitch McConnell and the GOP can't steal another Supreme Court seat for anti-freedom, pro-corporate right-wingers!

Why is this important?

Now that President Biden has named Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court, the attacks have already started. Immediately Senator Lindsey Graham said the radical left had won. It's a sign of the Republican attacks and obstruction to come.

And Mitch McConnell has long made it clear that he'll do anything to steal more Supreme Court seats.

Judge Jackson is eminently qualified, and we need to demand a fast and fair process before Republicans dig in.

He blocked President Obama from appointing a Supreme Court Justice, refusing to hold a single hearing for months. Then, he changed the rules to confirm Trump-nominated Neil Gorsuch. He denied the ability to investigate Brett Kavanaugh to help rush his nomination. And he confirmed Amy Coney Barrett in record speed after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed—after voting had already begun in the 2020 election—to ensure a Trump-packed Court of right wingers who would fight for corporations and Big Money at the expense of our freedoms and justice for our communities.
And the GOP antics have only gotten worse this year on blocking confirmations. Right now, five of President Biden's nominees to the Federal Reserve are being blocked in the Banking Committee because Republicans are refusing to show up for the vote to confirm them. There is a real fear that they will pull the same stunt for Judge Jackson.

Judge Jackson has proven in her tenure as a public defender and judge on district and circuit courts that she's a champion of the people. She's defended civil rights, access to abortion, and definitively declared that no President is above the law in requiring former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before Congress. And she's already been confirmed by the Senate to her judge positions by a bipartisan majority three times.

Ultimately, the Supreme Court must be expanded and rebalanced to counter the right-wing Republican power grabs that have packed the court with Trump's pro-corporate, anti-justice nominees.

A first step is to move quickly to nominate a skilled, exceptional, dynamic justice who will side with the rights of individuals and communities over corporations and Big Money—and to make sure McConnell's power plays and right-wing disinformation don't stall Democrats' confirmation of a new Supreme Court justice.


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