how bout them judges

April 23
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Ever since liberals made the court system their chief means of achieving policy outcomes, pro-family conservatives have struggled to play catch up. Our side has failed to place enough emphasis on restoring the courts, and vetting has largely been a failure – with pro-life presidents appointing SCOTUS justices like O’Connor (not so good), Souter (a disaster), and also Kennedy and Roberts (unreliable).

In the last 39 months, that’s begun to change.

President Trump has placed a tremendous emphasis on the courts. He’s partnered with conservative groups to ensure strong, constitutional judges are picked. And, he’s partnered with Mitch McConnell and the Senate to ensure swift confirmation of his choices.

Just one term in, Trump already has as many SCOTUS appointments on the court as any other president (Obama, Bush, and Clinton also have 2). His selections of Gorsuch and Kavanaugh have undoubtedly shifted the court in a constitutional direction. Already, he has appointed roughly the same number of appeals judges (51 versus 55) in his 3 years as Obama did in a full 8. His record-setting pace has already redefined the appeals level – where most consequential decisions are made – as more than ¼ of appeals judges are now Trump appointees.

These new judges will be charged with hearing complex issues for the first time – with more assaults on religious freedom than ever before, unthought of challenges to fundamental scientific reality like gender, and new frontiers created by technology and a changing world.

These new judges will also be charged with looking at cases that are an affront to decades of bad, often horrific, precedent. In a recent concurring opinion, Justice Kavanaugh pointed to Roe v. Wade as an instance of bad precedent – one possibly meeting criteria that, in his mind, the court should consider overturning.

Clearly, the momentum is there. But, while we don’t vote for judges, that momentum is on the line this election cycle, and the path forward runs through Georgia.

That’s one of the many reasons we support Senator Kelly Loeffler, who is abundantly clear on where she stands:

“During my short time in Washington, I have proudly backed President Trump’s appointments – including numerous conservative judges. Looking ahead, we must support pro-life jurists as vacancies occur. The Highest Courts should be filled with those who believe in the U.S. Constitution and the undeniable right to life.”

Having a strong, unequivocal pro-life woman in the United States Senate who stands eager to vote for President Trump’s judges (she’s already voted to confirm 9 of them) is an imperative as we seek to restore the courts. And, here in Georgia, we are the only state where every voter can cast 3 votes to affect change in the judicial system.

Vote Trump-Pence

Vote David Perdue

Vote Kelly Loeffler

The winner of the presidency is almost certain to appoint at least one new Supreme Court justice and could conceivably pick a couple more. Moreover, Trump could have a footprint on the appellate courts that would surpass all others or Biden would be able to reverse course. The only thing standing in the way of a second-term President Trump being able to restore the courts is the loss of key seats like Perdue’s and Loeffler’s. The only thing standing in the way of a first-term President Biden (it hurt typing that) are conservative stalwarts like Perdue and Loeffler standing in the gap.

It’s remarkable how much progress has been made in a short period of time. As we race toward November, our votes in Georgia matter more than ever – as we determine the future of the White House, all of our congressional delegation, all of our state legislators, and, in a very real way, the judicial system.

Because judges matter,

Cole Muzio
president and Executive Director

PS. On an entirely different note, Georgia is slowly beginning on the road back to normalcy starting tomorrow. See Governor Kemp’s interview on Fox News. Please continue to pray for our state and our Governor as he strives to balance save lives while ensuring the freedom of all Georgians to earn a living.