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Senate Confirms Another Right-Wing Judge – this time to the 11th circuit

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Senate Confirms Another Right-Wing Judge—this time to the 11th Circuit

July 30, 2018, Washington, DC – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) today expressed its deep dismay regarding the confirmation of Britt Grant to a lifetime seat on 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman released the following statement:

“Britt Grant is clearly a rising star in the right-wing judicial firmament. She is 40 years old, just 12 years out of law school. The bulk of her career has been in the office of Georgia’s attorney general, where she rose to become solicitor general before becoming a member of the Georgia Supreme Court a year ago. She is also on President Trump’s list for the Supreme Court, with a commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade. As Georgia’s solicitor general Grant pursued a legal agenda that sought to weaken rights of women, persons of color, workers, and LGBTQ Americans, as well as environmental protections.

“Grant has expressed support for a ‘fetal pain’ law passed by the Georgia legislature that made it illegal for doctors to perform abortions pre-viability. She also joined states challenging the Affordable Care Act and worked to eliminate access to contraception for millions of women. Moreover, she opposed equality for LGBTQ Americans, fighting marriage equality and efforts to protect transgender students. She also worked to undermine the Voting Rights Act and fought collective bargaining for public sector workers. Grant’s choice to associate herself with this agenda speaks volumes. She lacks a commitment to mainstream constitutional values and fundamental rights that is a baseline requirement for any judge.”

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