The Why Courts Matter Iowa coalition today launched a new site, IsChuckGrassleyDoingHisJob.com
“Iowans are frustrated with Senator Grassley’s unprecedented obstruction and deserve to know whether he’s doing his job,” said Chris Schwartz, state director of Americans for Democratic Action – Iowa and Why Courts Matter Iowa coalition member. “IsChuckGrassleyDoingHisJob.
According to the Senate Historian, no Supreme Court nominee has ever been denied a confirmation hearing unless the nominee voluntarily withdrew from consideration. It has been 48 days since President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. By comparison, when Scalia was nominated, his hearings began 42 days after his nomination; Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s hearings began just 36 days after she was nominated.
The Why Courts Matter Iowa coalition is focused on ensuring that the federal judiciary is representative of America’s diverse population and ending the judicial vacancy crisis so that every American can have his or her day in court. Why Courts Matter Iowa is led by Iowa Citizen Action Network, Americans for Democratic Action Iowa, Progress Iowa, and One Iowa.
“The Senate historian reports that no Supreme Court nominee has ever been denied a confirmation hearing, unless he or she has voluntarily withdrawn from consideration.”