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Dick Durbin's Public Statements on Issue: Judicial Branch

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Sr, Democratic Assistant Minority Leader (Minority Whip)
Date Title
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "I spoke against Thomas Farr's judicial nomination, given his decades-long history of supporting efforts to restrict the right of minorities to vote."
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "The Senate Judiciary Committee can't be a rubber stamp for this Administration's nominees, many of whom lack experience and have displayed troubling judgment and extreme views.
Dec. 15, 2017 Tweet - "Even Brett Talley has had more appearances in court than Matthew Petersen. Federal judges need to know what they're doing on day one. Litigants deserve judges who are experienced and competent."
Dec. 12, 2017 Tweet - "I called foul a month ago when Brett Talley came before Judiciary Committee -- an unqualified, right-wing ideologue who also did not disclose his marriage to a senior White House lawyer -- a potential conflict of interest #CourtsMatter"
Nov. 28, 2017 Tweet - Senate Republicans confirmed a Trump White House lawyer to serve on America's second highest court. Gregory Katsas can now rule on policies he played a role in creating. Plain wrong. #CourtsMatter
Nov. 17, 2017 Tweet - Senate Republicans are abandoning their own standards to try to ram through President Trump's extreme judicial nominees. #CourtsMatter
Nov. 13, 2017 Tweet - Why is it that more and more of these Trump judicial nominees have minimal experience? #CourtsMatter
Nov. 13, 2017 Tweet - MORNING READ: One of the most underreported stories of the Trump Admin are these lifetime appointments for unqualified rightwing ideologues. #CourtsMatter
Nov. 9, 2017 Durbin Statement On Confirmation Of John Lausch For U.S. Attorney For The Northern District Of Illinois
Nov. 1, 2017 Tweet - @SenDuckworth and I joined in an amicus brief to support rights of LGBTQ Americans. Discrimination because of who you love is un-American.
Oct. 19, 2017 Durbin Statement On Committee Approval Of John Lausch For U.S. Attorney For The Northern District Of Illinois
Oct. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General, the Hon. Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, the Hon. Rachel Brand, Associate Attorney General, and the Hon. John Gore, Acting Assistant Attorney General - DOJ to Produce Documents that May Show Coordination with Trump Voter Fraud Commission
Oct. 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Answer Questions on Conversations with Trump
Sept. 12, 2017 Letter to Mr. Richard F. Smith, CEO of Equifax, Inc. - End Use Of Consumer-Harming Forced Arbitration Clauses
July 11, 2017 Durbin Statement On Seventh Circuit Judge Ann Claire Williams Assuming Senior Status
June 29, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State, the Honorable Jefferson Sessions, United States Attorney General, and the Honorable John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - US Refugee Admissions Program
June 29, 2017 Durbin Statement On Trump Administration's Unfair Travel Ban Criteria
June 22, 2017 Judiciary Democrats: Allow ABA to Review Potential Judges Before Hearings
June 21, 2017 Senators Cotton, Coons, Durbin, Hirono Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Patent Holders, Inventors
June 20, 2017 Durbin, Duckworth Join Lawsuit Against Trump For Foreign Conflicts Of Interest
May 18, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump, Eric Trump, and Allen Weisselberg - Answers from Trump Organization About Conflicts of Interest & President's Compliance With Constitution
May 12, 2017 Durbin: Rosenstein Must Appoint Special Prosecutor Or Resign
April 14, 2017 Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions - Concern About Review of Local Law Enforcement Consent Decrees
April 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rod Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland - DOJ Criminal Justice and Police Reform Developments
April 6, 2017 Durbin Statement On Failure Of Trump Supreme Court Pick To Earn 60 Votes
April 6, 2017 Durbin: Trump Nominee Will Enter Supreme Court With An Asterisk
April 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the U.S. Dept. of Justice - Federal Hiring Freeze
March 31, 2017 Brown Urges Court to Preserve Consumer Watchdog's Independence
March 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court Justice Nominee - Call On Gorsuch And Dark Money Group To Disclose Secretive Backers
March 30, 2017 Letter to Carrie Severino, Chief Counsel and Policy Director of the Judicial Crisis Network - Judicial Crisis Network Lobbying for Supreme Court Justice Nominee Neil Gorsuch
March 20, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Durbin, Hearing on the Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to Serve as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
March 16, 2017 Durbin, Grassley Bill will require Supreme Court to allow Cameras In the Courtroom
March 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Shimkus, United States Representative - Selection of U.S. Attorneys, Marshals, and Federal District Court Judges
March 3, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Charles E. Grassley, Chairman of Committee on the Judiciary - Senate Judiciary Democrats Request Sessions Testimony on False Statements, Russia Contacts
Feb. 16, 2017 Letter to Donald F. McGahn, White House Coucil - Demanding Retention of All Documents Related to Trump, Russia
Feb. 16, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Recuse Yourself from Trump, Russia Investigations
Feb. 14, 2017 Durbin Meets With President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee
Feb. 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, United States Attorney General - Form a Special Counsel to Investigate Michael Flynn's Connections with Russia
Feb. 9, 2017 Durbin Statement On Unanimous Ruling Freezing Trump Travel Ban
Feb. 8, 2017 Durbin Opposes Ag Nominee Sen. Sessions
Jan. 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Sally Yates, Acting Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice - Inquiries about the Legality of President Trump's Executive Orders
Jan. 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Sally Yates, Acting Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice - Inquiries about the Legality of President Trump's Executive Orders
Jan. 13, 2017 Durbin Statement On Results Of Doj Investigation Of Chicago Police Department
Jan. 4, 2017 Durbin Meets With U.S. Attorney General Nominee Senator Sessions
Dec. 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States - Call to Publicly Confirm Nonpartisan Career of Justice Department officials
Oct. 7, 2016 Letter to John Stumpf, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Wells Fargo and Company - Civil Relief Act
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, US Department of Justice - Wells Fargo
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States - Call to Hold Wells Fargo Executives Accountable
Sept. 28, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Sept. 28, 2016 Coons, Durbin, Democratic Senators Introduce Bill to Limit the Use of Solitary Confinement
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