There is no excuse for delay. The D.C. Circuit decides cases that affect every aspect of all Americans’ lives, from the air we breathe to workplace safety to the health of our families to the ability to regulate financial institutions. This court needs to be at full strength in order to manage its critically important caseload, the unique nature of which may well affect the ability of the government to serve the public interest.
With stakes this high, we are prepared to join with President Obama as he champions the effort to ensure that the Senate fulfills its constitutional obligation to fill the circuit’s ninth, 10th and 11th seats without delay — just as it did during President George W. Bush’s administration. There has never been a more important time for all who care about the future of our country to mobilize against the destructive tactics of obstruction that have wounded our courts and damaged public confidence in our democratic institutions.
●Read Nan Aron’s column about the D.C. Circuit in The Huffington Post.
●Watch Nan Aron discuss the D.C. Circuit with Melissa Harris Perry on MSNBC
●Read more about the D.C. Circuit.