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Nomination of John K. Bush to Federal Court Moves Toward Vote in U.S. Senate

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote soon on the confirmation of Donald Trump’s nominee John K. Bush to the Sixth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals.
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07/20/2017
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Integrity of Courts Requires Halting Consideration of Trump Nominees

The U.S. Senate should delay action on Donald Trump’s nominees until mounting questions about his administration are resolved
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05/16/2017
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Going Nuclear to Confirm Right-Wing Supreme Court Nominee Destructive to America

Wisconsin attorneys and activists spoke out in opposition to right-wing judge Neil Gorsuch and the U.S. Senate GOP scheme to impose a “nuclear option” rule.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/06/2017
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Baldwin’s Supreme Court nominee fight is early flashpoint

"It is just another way that Tammy is stepping up for the things she believes in," said Jenni Dye, research director of One Wisconsin Now.
Associated Press
04/06/2017
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Will Senator Ron Johnson Put Patriotism Before Partisan Political Power Play?

It’s his choice whether he stands up for the independence of our courts or puts partisan politics before the integrity of our democracy.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/03/2017
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Americans Deserve Independent, Consensus Pick for U.S. Supreme Court

We deserve, and need, a consensus justice on our high court whose loyalty is to all American people and our American values, not one president nor one party.
Jenni Dye
Jenni Dye
03/14/2017
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Donald Trump Announces His Pick for Seat on U.S. Supreme Court

Donald Trump announced his pick for who he would like to fill a lifetime appointment to the United States Supreme Court.
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01/31/2017
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Donald Trump to Attempt to Fill Stolen U.S. Supreme Court Seat

The questions surrounding Donald Trump and his compliance with and commitment to following the United States Constitution are serious and unresolved.
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01/31/2017
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American People Deserve Answers Before Trump Makes High Court Pick

Donald Trump has announced, via Twitter, he intends to reveal his nominee to fill a vacancy on the United States Supreme Court next Thursday.
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01/27/2017
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Jenni Dye: It shouldn’t take Christmas miracle for Ron Johnson to do...

Will Sen. Ron Johnson and the GOP deliver on a judge to fill the longest-running federal judicial vacancy in the nation – or will they deliver a lump of coal?
Capital Times
12/16/2016
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It Shouldn’t Take a Christmas Miracle for Ron Johnson to Do His Job

Instead of trying to rig federal courts for partisan gain, Johnson and his GOP colleagues should give American people the gift of democracy this holiday season.
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12/08/2016
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Has Johnson Unwittingly Explained Why He’s Refusing to Do His Job?

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson Compares U.S. Constitution to a Contract, Then Tells Students, ‘You Rarely Read the Full Contract’
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10/27/2016
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Sen. Ron Johnson to Donald Trump: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

We count on our courts to protect our rights and ensure everyone is treated equally by the law. It’s why they matter so much.
Analiese Eicher
Analiese Eicher
10/21/2016
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Activists Highlight Federal Judicial Vacancy Crisis at Sen. Ron Johnson’s Office

As part of a national day of action, Wisconsin members of the Why Courts Matter coalition visited Ron Johnson’s Milwaukee office to deliver 92 miniature chairs.
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10/04/2016
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U.S. Senate Republican Delays in Confirming Judges Deny Justice

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Advocates in Calling for Action to Fill U.S. Supreme Court and Federal Judicial Vacancies.
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09/20/2016
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Six Month Anniversary of Garland’s Appointment to Fill U.S. Supreme Court Vacancy

Today marks six months since President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to fill a vacancy on the United States Supreme Court.
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09/16/2016
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Sen. Ron Johnson Shows Up at Work, But Will He Do His Job?

After a lengthy summer recess Sen. Ron Johnson and the U.S. Senate are scheduled to return to work today. But the question is: will he do his job?
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One Wisconsin Institute
09/07/2016
In the News

Group calls out Johnson on high court

“What he’s saying is, ‘I got him this far, but I’m not going to get him any further,’ ” Pines told reporters on a conference call organized by the liberal One Wisconsin Institute.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
08/31/2016
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Wisconsin Attorneys Call on Sen. Ron Johnson to Do His Job

Judge Merrick Garland has now waited a record 168 days without a committee hearing or confirmation vote on his nomination to the nation’s high court.
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08/31/2016
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Constituents Rally to Tell Sen. Ron Johnson to #DoYourJob

The unprecedented political power play by the GOP in D.C. in refusing to give a fair hearing and timely vote to Judge Merrick Garland stretched for over 150 days.
Analiese Eicher
Analiese Eicher
08/17/2016
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Ron Johnson Making History, But Not the Good Kind

Today marks the 125th day since President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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07/19/2016
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Sen. Ron Johnson Going on Recess Instead of Doing His Job

As the United States Senate prepares to skip town, Sen. Ron Johnson and his Republican colleagues have left important work undone.
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07/15/2016
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Senate Colleagues to Request Sen. Ron Johnson Do His Job

Several of Sen. Ron Johnson’s colleagues will take to the floor of the United States Senate today and request votes on a series of nominees to fill judicial vacancies.
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07/12/2016
In the News

Anniversary of marriage equality decision a powerful example of why...

You ought to be free to love whomever you want, and you ought not be denied the same rights as others because you want to marry that person. It’s just common sense.
Capital Times
06/30/2016
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U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Effort To Restrict Abortion Access

The United States Supreme Court in a 5-3 decision today ruled a Texas law attempting to restrict access to abortion as unconstitutional.
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06/27/2016
In the News

Wisconsin reacts to Supreme Court ruling against anti-abortion law

This decision protecting the rights of women is a powerful reminder of why courts matter.
Wisconsin Gazette
06/27/2016
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Day 100 of Sen. Ron Johnson Refusing to Do His Job

Ron Johnson has now spent 100 days ignoring the oath he swore to uphold the U.S. Constitution and refusing to do his job.
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06/24/2016
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One Wisconsin Institute Statements on Schott Senate Panel Vote

It is long past time for the Senate to do its job and fill the longest judicial vacancy in the nation.
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One Wisconsin Institute
06/16/2016
From the Archives

Matt Rothschild: The courts, the election, and money in politics

One big issue in this fall’s presidential election is who will get to nominate judges to our federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Capital Times
06/08/2016
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New Site Has Latest Information on Why Courts Matter

The website includes information about current court vacancies and the U.S. Supreme Court, issues at stake in the courts and other court related news and advocacy work.
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06/01/2016
In the News

Protecting Women’s Reproductive Rights — Another Reason Courts...

Imagine a Wisconsin where a woman would not be able to legally have her birth control prescription filled. It has happened, and it’s a powerful example of why courts matter.
Capital Times
05/31/2016
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RoJo Skips Hearing on Nomination to Fill Longest Federal Judicial Vacancy

Sen. Ron Johnson failed to appear at a hearing today on the nomination of Donald Schott to fill a vacancy on the Federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
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05/18/2016
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New Poll: Wisconsinites Want Sen. Ron Johnson to Do His Job

New polling finds overwhelming support among Wisconsin voters for holding fair hearings and a timely vote on the President’s SCOTUS nominee.
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One Wisconsin Institute
05/09/2016
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Thousands of Citizens Call on Sen. Ron Johnson to Do His Job

When Ron Johnson refuses to do his job, our courts can’t do theirs. And that means people in Wisconsin and across the nation are being denied justice.
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05/06/2016
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Is Ron Johnson Doing His Job?

It’s a yes or no answer to the question of whether Sen. Ron Johnson is doing his job, and we’ve launched a new site to provide people with the answer.
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One Wisconsin Institute
05/03/2016
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Will Johnson Call on Walker to Wait for Wis. Justice Appointment?

If anyone should have to wait to fill a judicial vacancy until after the next election, it’s Scott Walker, and if anyone should tell him to do so it should be Ron Johnson.
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04/29/2016
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Functioning United States Supreme Court > Partisan Proclivities

You have the chance to make your voice heard and urge your senators to do the right thing - ensure the Supreme Court continues to work for all of us.
Brian Evans
Brian Evans
04/27/2016
In the News

Wisconsin voters silenced because Johnson won’t do his job

By refusing to do their job and act on nominees to fill vacancies on the federal court, Sen. Ron Johnson and his fellow Republicans are hurting the judicial system and undermining our democracy.
Wisconsin State Journal
04/15/2016
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Candidates Noting Johnson Refusing to Do His Job on Supreme Court Nominee

As presidential candidates travel to Wisconsin, one thing they’re quickly noticing is Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson refusing to do his job.
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03/28/2016
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One Wis. Institute, Community Leaders Tell Johnson: #DoYourJob

Will Sen. Ron Johnson continue to be a part of the problem, or will he become part of the solution?
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One Wisconsin Institute
03/21/2016
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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Obstruction)

Allowing our courts to become deadlocked for petty political reasons would be unprecedented. It’s time Sen. Ron Johnson stop playing games and start doing his job.
Scot Ross
Scot Ross
03/01/2016