Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Stalled Judicial Nomination, Contact Senator Casey Today!

Stalled Judicial Nomination, Contact Senator Casey Today!

Tell Him to Support Judge Southwick!


In January, Judge Leslie Southwick received a presidential nomination to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. But for 10 months, Senate Democrats have been dragging their feet in the confirmation process. Southwick has been stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee for most of the year while special interest groups attempted to smear his sterling career, which includes:


11 years of service as a Mississippi state appellate-court judge, where he wrote nearly 1,000 opinions and participated in approximately 7,000 cases;

Military service in Iraq after he asked to be transferred to a combat unit;

A decade of experience as a law professor at the Mississippi College of Law;

Service as a senior Justice Department official from 1989-1993;

And more than 20 years in private practice.

He has also been rated by the American Bar Association as "well-qualified" which is their highest rating.


Judge Southwick deserves a fair up-or-down vote from the Senate on his nomination. A vote is expected sometime this week, but Senate Democrats may attempt a filibuster (stalling a vote by extended debate).

Take action by contacting Senator Bob Casey, Jr  or call him at his D.C. office 202-224-6324 or his Philadelphia office 215-405-9660 and asking him to support Judge Southwick!


Read more about Judge Southwick in this op-ed by Tom Shaheen, Vice President for Policy of the Pennsylvania Family Institute.


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