Tag: Merrick Garland

STATEMENT FROM UAW PRESIDENT DENNIS WILLIAMS ON GORSUCH CONFIRMATION PROCESS

Today is a sad day for hard working Americans that help build our great country and keep us moving forward. Judge Neil Gorsuch – the most recent nominee to the United States Supreme Court – has a clearly demonstrated track record of issuing rulings and judicial opinions which side against working people and instead align with powerful corporations and the well connected.  On this basis alone, he should not be granted a lifetime appointment to the most important court in the land. From his judicial opinions and prior public statements, Judge Gorsuch has given no indication that he will fight ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on the nomination of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court

Today, President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court left empty by the recent passing of Judge Antonin Scalia. Garland is a distinguished, moderate judge with more federal judicial experience than any other Supreme Court nominee in history. The Senate GOP leadership is refusing to give Judge Garland a full hearing and vote. We call on the GOP leadership to set politics aside and fulfill their constitutional duty to provide a hearing and vote for the president’s nominee. Our American judicial system deserves nothing less.