Trump's Judicial Assault on LGBT Rights

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THE PROMISE OF A FAIR AND INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY IS UNDER SIEGE.

The Trump Administration has worked tirelessly to confirm ideologically driven judges in order to further their ultraconservative policy objectives in the courts. To achieve this aim, the administration has worked closely in tandem with outgoing Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and with advisors from a powerful, but shrouded, network of right-wing organizations. Senator McConnell made clear that confirming judges has been, and remains his highest priority, adding that “putting strict constructionists, relatively young, on the courts for lifetime appointments is the best way to have a long-term positive impact on America.”

Date:
December 27, 2018