Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Files Historic Lawsuit Seeking Suspension of Supreme Court Nomination Process

Historic Lawsuit Brought to Bring Needed Transparency to Nomination Process WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, Senator Jeff Merkley (OR), filed an action in DC District Court to bring needed transparency to the nomination process of Judge Brett Kavanaugh who, at present, is the nominee for a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. The complaint, filed against President Donald Trump, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell, and Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee Charles Grassley, among others, raises grave concerns with the executive branch’s interference with the Senate’s process of vetting and reviewing nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The complaint notes that the level of interference and obstruction with the Senate’s efforts to review Kavanaugh’s record amounts to a violation of the Advice and Consent Clause of the United States Constitution. Senator Merkley seeks injunctive relief to halt the Senate confirmation process and requests that the process not proceed until the National Archive releases tens … Continue reading Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Files Historic Lawsuit Seeking Suspension of Supreme Court Nomination Process