|The future of our fundamental freedoms, including women's right to reproductive choice, will be set by judges who hold lifetime seats on the federal bench.
Recently, President Bush announced his intention to officially renominate 20 candidates for the federal bench who failed to win confirmation by the Senate in the last session of Congress -- many because they were extremely controversial. Although President Bush previously expressed a desire to reach out to gain "the broad support of Americans," his decision to renominate these candidates will only serve to further divide the nation.
Of particular concern is the renomination of four extremist nominees to the US Circuit Courts of Appeals whom the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) opposed in the last Congress: Janice Rogers Brown (DC Circuit), William Pryor (11th Circuit), and Priscilla Owen (5th Circuit) are virulently opposed to reproductive rights. Thomas Griffith (DC Circuit) has extreme views on the enforcement of equal opportunity for women in educational institutions.
For more information on these nominations, visit benchmarkcampaign.org.
Email the President immediately to express your dismay at his decision to renominate these 20 controversial candidates to the federal bench. You may also call the White House comment line at (202) 456-1111.
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