May 10, 2001
(Washington, DC) â€“â€“ The American Center for Law and Justice, an international public interest law firm, said today the list of nominees announced by President Bush for federal appellate court judgeships is both “”balanced”” and “”diverse”” and urged the U.S. Senate to begin the confirmation process without delay.
“”The list of nominees announced today reflect a balanced and diverse group of jurists who have extensive experience and an understanding that the judiciary should play a limited role in our system of government,”” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. “”The President has said he intends to appoint judges who exhibit character, experience, and judicial restraint. With the nominees announced today, it appears the President is moving forward to fulfill that promise. With more than 100 judicial vacancies, it is also encouraging to see the President move swiftly in announcing this first level of judicial nominees. We urge the Senate to move forward with the confirmation process without delay.””
The American Center for Law and Justice is an international public interest law firm and educational organization that specializes in pro-family, pro-life, and pro-liberty cases. The ACLJ focuses on constitutional issues and is headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA. The web address is www.aclj.org.