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Progressives Must Take Back Courts

Regardless of where you live, or what issues you care about, all Americans deserve a judiciary that works, writes Andrew Blotky.

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Confronted by record judicial vacancies and unprecedented Senate obstruction in filling our courtrooms, the White House Monday is convening a summit meeting of 150 advocates and community leaders from across the country — to demonstrate that the courts are crucial for our nation.

Regardless of where you live, or what issues you care about, all Americans deserve a judiciary that works. 

Why Monday? A short-lived Senate deal to speed the pace of some judicial nominees expires that day. Yet right now, roughly 250 million Americans live in a community without enough judges on the bench. Much more needs to be done.

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Andrew Blotky

Director, Legal Progress