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Burwell Confirmed as Secretary of HHS

Fresh Updates from RAC » Judicial Nominations   |   Jun 10, 2014 12:00 AM
On Thursday, the Senate confirmed Sylvia Matthews Burwell as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) by a bipartisan vote of 78-17. The vote puts Burwell at the helm of a complex federal department with a significant impact on the lives of all Americans. President Obama nominated Burwell in April to replace outgoing […]

Supreme Court Roundup: What Have the Nine Been Up to?

Fresh Updates from RAC » Judicial Nominations   |   Jan 24, 2014 12:00 AM
We’re nearly halfway through a busy Supreme Court term in which many important cases ranging from affirmative action to recess appointments and from campaign finance to buffer zones at abortion clinics have been heard by the nine justices. More than ever, this term affirms the importance of the Supreme Court in adjudicating the most important […]

First Woman to Head Israel’s Central Bank

Fresh Updates from RAC » Judicial Nominations   |   Oct 22, 2013 12:00 AM
On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu nominated Karnit Flug to be the new governor of the Bank of Israel.  Flug had been passed over twice for the position before being nominated for the position on October 20, 2013. Flug was selected as the previous Governor’s deputy, Governor Stanley Fischer, and has been acting governor of […]
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To learn more about Judicial Nominations contact RAC Legislative Assistant Sarah Krinsky, or visit the following websites:

Senate Judiciary Committee

Coalition for a Fair and Independent Judiciary

SCOTUSblog: Daily reporting on Supreme Court Cases and cert petitions

SCOTUSWiki: Complete listing of and details about Surpeme Court cases

Congressional Quarterly's Judge Tracker: Information about the status of all of the President's judicial nominees

Alliance for Justice: Examines judicial nominations and encourages public participation in the confirmation process

People for the American Way: Justice & the Courts: Advocates for the values and institutions that sustain a diverse democratic society

Leadership Conference on and Human Civil Rights: Save Our Courts Project: Our nation's premier civil rights coalition

Defending the Courts: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

NARAL Pro-Choice America: Choice in the Courts: National advocate for reproductive freedom and choice

National Women's Law Center: Judges & the Courts: Protects and advances the progress of women

EarthJustice: Nonprofit law firm for the environment

Judging the Environment: Fair Courts for a Healthy Planet


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