Senator Coons on Judges

Health Care

 He said:  “Senator Coons has repeatedly fought to defend the [ACA] under attacks that would weaken core components, including eliminating the protection from discrimination for those with preexisting conditions.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 15* of the judges with the worst records on health care.**  

LGBTQ Rights

 He said:  “Far too many of President Trump’s nominees have distinguished themselves for their statements disparaging the LGBT community and supporting discrimination…We need judges that Americans can trust to ensure equal protection and due process for LGBT citizens.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 14* of the judges with the worst records on LGBTQ rights.  

Reproductive Health Care

 He said:  “Senator Coons believes that decisions about a woman’s health, including issues surrounding pregnancy, should be left to her and her doctor. Abortion should remain safe and legal for women regardless of their financial means.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 14* of the judges with the worst records on reproductive health care.  

Worker & Consumer Rights

 He said:  “Senator Coons supports a variety of strategies that create more American jobs, help workers find pathways to those jobs, and that improve the pay and benefits offered to American workers.”  Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on worker & consumer rights.  

Environment

 He said:  “Senator Coons…believes we must enact policies that place reasonable limits on activities with negative environmental impact, ensuring that we leave clean air, clean water, and healthy, vibrant ecosystems to our children.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on the environment.  

Police Misconduct

 He said:  “As our nation confronts the tragic loss of George Floyd, another African-American man to die in police custody, we need answers and accountability. We must demand a thorough and independent investigation. We must reaffirm the right in this country to peacefully protest injustice.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 14* of the judges with the worst records on police misconduct & criminal justice.  

Voting Rights

 He said:  “I think it’s important for all of us to be reminded how, in some ways embittering it is that on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, there are jurisdictions all over the country – not just at the state level, but at the county and municipal level – taking intentional legislative action to deny people the right to vote . . . these recent restrictions are a striking reminder that this is a battle that’s far from over.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 14* of the judges with the worst records on voting rights.  

*The Senator did not cast a vote for all judges in our list.
**The Senator voted against Justin Walker’s confirmation to the D.C. Circuit. He did not participate in the vote on his nomination to the Western District of Kentucky.