WASHINGTON, D.C., June 7, 2018 – Following President Trump’s nomination of Chad Readler and Eric Murphy for seats on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, AFJ President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“Chad Readler and Eric Murphy do not belong on the federal bench. Readler is a hardcore foe of public schools who has tried to destroy the right to public education in Ohio. His record reads like a catalog of extreme far-right positions: he’s fought voting rights, workers’ rights, LGBTQ rights, and consumers’ rights. Murphy’s record is no better: he also worked to undermine the right to vote in Ohio, has defended attacks on reproductive rights, and fought marriage equality. These individuals would pose serious threats to the rights and liberties of people in the Sixth Circuit if they were to become federal judges.”