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WASHINGTON, D.C., May 10, 2018 – Following today’s Senate vote to confirm Michael Brennan to the Seventh Circuit over the objections of one of his home-state senators, Tammy Baldwin, AFJ President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“Mitch McConnell’s Senate has now shredded most of the rules and norms designed to preserve all senators’ constitutional right to advise and consent on judicial nominees. This is an unconscionable, naked power grab. Senators who care about our core constitutional values must vote no on future Trump judicial nominees unless and until Republicans restore bipartisan consultation and mutual respect to the process.”

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