More than 195 million people live in a community with a federal courtroom vacancy. This crisis creates a backlog of cases that undermines our system of justice and makes it difficult for most Americans to have their case heard in a timely manner.
No matter the issue — voting rights, employment discrimination, environmental regulation, health care, immigration — our federal judiciary plays an important role in the lives of hardworking Americans.
Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo was nominated back in November of 2014, but Senator Toomey blocked a confirmation. After months of pressure from Why Courts Matter PA and others, Senator Toomey finally backed down and voted to confirm Judge Restrepo.