March 7, 2013
Because of grassroots activists like you, a cloture motion to stop debate on the nomination of Caitlin Halligan to the D.C. Court of Appeals failed by a vote of 51-41 with 8 Senators not voting. 60 votes were needed to move to final confirmation.
Throughout this week we were hearing reports that some of the Senators listed below might cave to liberal pressure and vote to confirm Halligan. It was phone calls and emails from their constituents that kept these Senators strong. This is a terribly important victory, because as we described in earlier alerts, Caitlin Halligan is so radical that if she had been confirmed, it would send a message to President Obama that conservatives will rubber stamp just about any nominee he wants to impose on the American people.
As one of our conservative heroes, Texas Senator Ted Cruz declared in his statement about the vote:
“Ms. Halligan’s record justifies the unusual step of denying cloture to a judicial nominee. She is a skilled litigator with a distinguished career, but she has repeatedly advanced extreme legal theories inconsistent with judicial restraint. A federal judge, especially on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, must be willing to follow the law and not impose his or her personal policy positions.”
Senators are our last line of defense against supremacist judges who will continue to implement President Obama’s radical policies from the bench long after he leaves office. Below is a list of Senators who voted NO on Halligan. If your Senator(s) is/are on this list, please take a moment to thank them.