Federal Courts and Nominations

RELEASE: Barr Nomination: CAC Urges Senate To Vote No

CAC Vice President Praveen Fernandes: CAC urges Senators to vote motivated by the concerns of justice, not partisan politics, and to reject William P. Barr’s nomination to serve as Attorney General of the United States.

WASHINGTON – On news that the full Senate could vote as soon as tomorrow on the nomination of William P. Barr to serve as Attorney General of the United States, Constitutional Accountability Center Vice President for Public Engagement Praveen Fernandes issued the following statement:

An Attorney General must have a deep commitment to the core constitutional principles of liberty, equality, and fairness, a history of defending and advancing substantive fundamental rights, and a demonstrated willingness to respect the whole Constitution and the values therein—whatever his or her own policy preferences, or those of the President.

Unfortunately, William Barr has not demonstrated these qualities. Mr. Barr is hostile toward reproductive freedom and LGBTQ protections, blind concerning the bias toward people of color navigating their way through the criminal justice and immigration systems, and unconvincing about his willingness and ability to serve as a check on a President who disregards the rule of law.

CAC urges Senators to vote motivated by the concerns of justice, not partisan politics, and to reject Mr. Barr’s nomination.

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Resources:

CAC letter of opposition to Barr nomination, January 22, 2019: https://www.theusconstitution.org/testimony/cac-opposes-nomination-of-william-barr-for-u-s-attorney-general/

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