125 Days After Nomination of Merrick Garland, LULAC Urges the U.S. Senate to Confirm Him as Supreme Court Justice

July 19, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a petition in United States v. Texas requesting that the U.S. Supreme Court rehear the case when all nine justices are in place. In response, LULAC National President Roger C Rocha, Jr. issued the following statement:

“It has been one hundred and twenty five days since President Obama nominated Chief Judge Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court. Unfortunately, the Senate has refused to even have a hearing on his confirmation. As a result, the issues raised in United States v. Texas have not received a clear resolution, and millions of families continue to live in limbo. Now, more than ever, our country needs a full Supreme Court bench to preside over matters that impact the lives of all Americans, including the undocumented. LULAC urges the Senate to do its job and give Chief Judge Garland the confirmation hearing he deserves.”

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