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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Judicial Branch

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
July 12, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director Office of Mangement and Budget - Call for Protections for Consumers from Unwanted Government Robocalls and Robotexts
June 24, 2016 Markey Joins U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Workplace Protections
June 23, 2016 Sen. Franken: Supreme Court Deadlock in Important Immigration Case Underscores Need for Fully Functioning Court
June 8, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2017
April 27, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
April 27, 2016 In Speech, Sen. Franken Continues Pressing Republican Colleagues to End Obstruction of Judge Merrick Garland's Supreme Court Nomination
March 30, 2016 Sen. Franken Meets With Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland
March 30, 2016 KVRR Fargo-Moorhead - Franken Impressed by Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland
Feb. 24, 2016 Filling the Supreme Court Vacancy
June 23, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Executive Order Requiring Disclosure of Political Spending by Government Contractors
June 23, 2015 Letter to John Roberts, Chief Justice - Live Audio to the Courtroom
April 28, 2015 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the United States - Forensic Evidence Usage
April 23, 2015 Sen. Franken Welcomes Long-Overdue Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General
Feb. 6, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken Recommend Wilhelmina Wright for Federal District Court Judge
Dec. 29, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken Announce Judicial Selection Committee for Vacancy of Federal District Court
Sept. 11, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed by Failure of Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
Sept. 9, 2014 ISIS
Feb. 12, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken: Senate Confirms Andrew Luger as Minnesota's U.S. Attorney
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Executive Branch and Judicial Nominations
Dec. 16, 2013 Sen. Franken Announces Witness List for Tomorrow's Hearing Examining Americans' Dwindling Right to Their Day in Court, Including a Minnesotan
Nov. 21, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken Announce the President Has Nominated Andrew Lugar to U.S. Attorney for Minnesota
July 11, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Implementation of Supreme Court's DOMA Ruling
March 1, 2013 Sen. Franken Urges Supreme Court to Find So-Called Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional
May 24, 2012 Sen. Franken's Bill to Improve Courthouse Safety Clears Important Hurdle; Legislation Now Moves to Full Senate
March 21, 2012 Minn Post - Franken, Democrats Announce Super PAC Disclosure Bill
Feb. 14, 2012 A Divided Congress Should Agree on Making our Courthouses Safe
Nov. 14, 2011 Sen. Franken Aims to Get Legal Help for Service Members in Need
Nov. 8, 2011 Senators Introduce Legislation Empowering States to Protect Consumers from Abusive Lending
May 18, 2011 Executive Session
May 17, 2011 Sens. Franken, Blumenthal, Rep. Hank Johnson Introduce Legislation to Protect Legal Rights of Consumers
April 27, 2011 Sens. Franken, Blumenthal, Rep. Hank Johnson Announce Legislation Giving Consumers More Power in the Courts against Corporations
Feb. 2, 2011 Sen. Franken: Prominent Legal Experts Say Health Care Reform Law is Constitutional
Dec. 12, 2010 Sen. Franken Urges Major Revisions to FCC Chair's Net Neutrality Proposal
Aug. 3, 2010 Nomination of Elena Kagan to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States--Continued
July 29, 2010 Op-Ed - How The Supreme Court Affects Minnesotans
July 20, 2010 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Executive Committee Vote On The Nomination Of Solicitor General Elena Kagan
June 29, 2010 Op-Ed - How The Supreme Court Affects Minnesotans
June 28, 2010 Hearing of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary - The Nomination of Elena Kagan to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
June 28, 2010 Star Tribune - Franken Takes on Roberts Court
June 28, 2010 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Confirmation of Elena Kagan
June 25, 2010 Franken: Supreme Court Decisions Matter To Minnesota
June 22, 2010 Kagan Nomination
June 17, 2010 Sen. Franken's Speech to the Eighth Annual American Constitution Society National Convention
May 18, 2010 Franken Meets With SCOTUS Nominee Elena Kagan
May 10, 2010 Franken's Statement On Elena Kagan's Nomination To The Supreme Court
April 29, 2010 Senate Democrats Unveil Legislation to Limit Fallout from Supreme Court Ruling that Allows Unlimited Special-Interest Spending on Elections--Announce Plan for Senate Passage by July 4
April 29, 2010 Franken, Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation To Ban Foreign-Controlled Corporations, Government Contractors From Making Political Expenditures
April 19, 2010 Minnesota Post: Senate Democrats, Republicans Busy 'Practicing' for Looming Supreme Court Fight
April 14, 2010 Judicial Nominees
April 9, 2010 Franken Statement On Justice Stevens' Retirement
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