“We congratulate Pam on the exciting news of her confirmation today,” said CAC Vice President Judith E. Schaeffer. “Pam is extraordinarily well-qualified to be a federal judge, and we expect her to serve with the highest distinction. We also congratulate the Senate,” Schaeffer continued, “for continuing to address the problem of judicial vacancies on America’s federal courts, by steadily filling those vacancies with highly qualified nominees. It is not only the Senate’s constitutional duty to do so, but it is also a critical part of the People’s business. While there is more work to do on this front this year, the hard work that Senators have put into getting this business done already this year will help ensure access to justice for individuals and businesses across the country.”
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Constitutional Accountability Center, which wrote the brief on behalf of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and every major committee chair involved in writing the ACA, as well as state officials from across America, documented that this result is wholly inconsistent with the purpose and structure of the Act.