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Congress hurts Florida Courts

July 22, 2016
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

To the editor:

It has now been over 155 days since President Obama put forth a Supreme Court Justice nominee so Congress can fix our broken judicial system. The nominee is Judge Merrick Garland, the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit. The republican party is refusing to fulfill their constitutional duty of voting up or down for this well suited judge, who holds the highest seat in the country, just below the Supreme Court. Judge Merrick Garland has more federal judicial experience than any other Supreme Court nominee in history.

In fact, there are still 60 state federal vacancies and 30 federal emergencies in our courts across the country that Republicans have yet to nominate, that are currently crippling our United States Court systems. Polls have proven that more than 66 percent of all Americans disapprove of Senate Republicans stand of on the Garland nomination. One third of all Presidents have nominated a Supreme Court justice during an election year including President Ronald Reagan.

Many cases rest on the Supreme Court rulings including immigration, women's rights, voting rights, separation of church and state, and social injustice. The American vote will be dismantled without a fair Supreme Court. An example of our unbalanced court system was the Supreme Court ruling of Citizen United. Our country was built upon fundamental law that made us who we are, the United States of America. Real justice will not prevail with SCOTUS under bias and discriminatory law. Please call your senators and tell them to fulfill their constitutional duty by giving an up or down vote for Judge Merrick Garland.

Deborah Green

Cape Coral



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