AFJ Opposes Nomination of Toby Crouse to Kansas Federal Court
WASHINGTON, DC, July 27, 2020 – The Senate Judiciary Committee will soon consider the nomination of Toby Crouse to serve as a federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. As solicitor general of Kansas, Crouse has built up a disturbingly extreme record on issues such as reproductive freedom, voting rights, immigration, gun safety, and more. A new Alliance for Justice report outlines just how partisan his views are and why the Senate should not confirm him.
Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron issued the following statement:
“As our nation faces massive threats to our democracy, it is unconscionable that Senate Republicans are gearing up to confirm yet another extremist judge to a lifetime appointment. Recent images of people waiting hours in line to vote, combined with court decisions making it even harder to access the polls, remind us how fragile voting rights are. Toby Crouse worked directly with Kris Kobach to defend voter suppression efforts in Kansas, and as a judge he would be positioned to uphold those efforts. He likewise supports the president’s efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade, rescind DACA, and defend police brutality. Crouse is not fit to be an impartial judge. The Senate should be laser-focused on addressing our health care and economic crises, not continuing to stack the bench with radical conservatives.”