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AFJAC: Candidates should discuss judges’ role in preserving democracy

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For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 15, 2019 – As the impeachment inquiry dominates the nation’s attention, the Democratic candidates are gathering for another presidential debate. In advance of tonight’s event, Alliance for Justice Action Campaign President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“As we saw last week when a Trump-appointed appeals court judge showed her allegiance by trying to shield him from a House investigation, the president’s role in selecting judges is critical to preserving the rule of law. We have not heard enough from the candidates about how they will prioritize judicial appointments should they be elected. With the quakes of the impeachment inquiry rocking our democracy daily, the role judges play in shoring up that foundation must be front and center. Tonight is the perfect opportunity for the candidates to commit to appointing judges who will first-and-foremost preserve civil rights and critical constitutional principles.”