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ACS Panel: Court Crisis: Judicial Nominations in the Trump Era

Court Crisis: Judicial Nominations in the Trump Era

January 31, 2018  from 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Event Location: Squire Patton Boggs LLP, 4900 Key Tower,  127 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44114

Join the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the American Constitution Society, Lambda Legal, the Committee for a Fair Judiciary, and the National Council of Jewish Women for our upcoming event:

Court Crisis: Judicial Nominations in the Trump Era; How we can fight back -- a strategy session with national leaders

Starting with the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, the radical reshaping of the federal courts has been one of the most important right-wing victories of the Trump era. The seeds were planted in the final years of the Obama Administration, when Senator Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans blocked dozens of supremely qualified nominees. This included their unprecedented refusal to consider Merrick Garland, President Obama's moderate, well-respected nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Not only will Justice Neil Gorsuch sit in Merrick Garland's seat on the U.S. Supreme Court for decades, but President Trump and his Republican allies are touting their success at jamming through record numbers of radical and unfit nominees to lifetime appointments on powerful federal circuit courts. This will have a dramatic impact on every facet of American law and life including labor, the environment, voting rights, reproductive justice, LGBTQ equality, immigration, and money in politics.

Now is the time to act. Change starts right here in Cleveland. We invite you to a strategy session with national leaders from the host organizations to talk about what we can and must do to fight back on judicial nominations.


  • Sharon McGowan, Director of Strategy, Lambda Legal, Washington DC  
  • Robert Raben, Founder, Committee for a Fair Judiciary
  • Jill F. Dash, Vice President of Strategic Engagement, American Constitution Society

Moderated by:  Jeremy Paris, Former Chief Counsel for Nominations and Oversight, Senate Judiciary Committee

Tickets cost $5. Lunch will be provided.