Senator Durbin on Judges

Health Care

 He said:  “The security of health care should not be a privilege for a fortunate few, but a right for every American. The health and wellness of the American people reflects the health of our nation, both physically and financially.” Source

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

LGBTQ Rights

 He said:  “Senator Durbin will continue working to combat … discrimination against the LGBTQ community.” Source

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

Reproductive Health Care

 He said:  “State abortion bans are a systematic effort by Republicans to restrict women’s reproductive rights and overturn [Roe v. Wade]. Women should have the last word when it comes to their own bodies, their own lives, and their own pregnancies.”  Source

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

Worker & Consumer Rights

 He said:  “Consumers…should have the protections and resources they need to grow and thrive.” Source “American workers are the best in the world and they deserve to know we have their backs.” Source

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

Environment

 He said:  “Breathing clean air and using clean water shouldn’t be a privilege for the few. It’s a right for everyone.” Source

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

Police Misconduct

 He said:  “We cannot call ourselves a land of justice until we address those fundamental issues of racial injustice. That will require an honest, candid conversation with leaders in the law enforcement community about training, inherent bias, use of force, and the consequences for their unjust action.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on police misconduct & criminal justice.  

Voting Rights

 He said:  “In 2013, the Supreme Court dealt a devastating blow to American democracy with its decision in Shelby County v. Holder. That decision was issued amid a flurry of discriminatory state laws passed by Republican legislatures around the country that made it more difficult for elderly, minority, low-income, and disabled voters to cast a ballot. Disenfranchisement may no longer take the form of poll taxes and literacy tests, but make no mistake, it is still a sinister threat to our most fundamental rights.” Source

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