Friend – Today the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Judge Justin Walker, Trump’s nominee for a position on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. We are urging the Senate to oppose his nomination: [link removed]
Walker, who has been a district court judge for a mere 6 months with no significant trial or litigation experience before that, has shown an alarming misunderstanding of religious freedom.
Walker revealed his thoughts on religious freedom through a recent ruling in a case challenging a public health order put in place to protect people from COVID-19. His opinion made it clear that he thinks religious freedom includes a right to use religion to discriminate, particularly against LGBTQ people, women, and religious minorities.
Please join us in urging the Senate to vote NO on Walker’s confirmation: [link removed]
Walker’s dangerous views of religious freedom and lack of regard for church-state separation would be devastating given this powerful lifetime appointment. And in this moment, perhaps more than ever before, we need judges who will defend the First Amendment, not trample it to advance a conservative political agenda.
Click here to urge your senators to vote NO on Walker’s nomination: [link removed]