WASHINGTON, D.C., March 5, 2019 – Following today’s Senate vote to confirm Allison Rushing to a seat on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, AFJ President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“In confirming Allison Rushing, the GOP-led Senate is reaffirming that political partisanship matters much more than experience when it comes to judicial nominations under the Trump Administration. Rushing graduated from law school in 2007, so her resume is short — but it’s already packed with the kind of hard-right activities and affiliations that are de rigueur for Trump judicial nominees, including membership in the Federalist Society and work for the Alliance Defending Freedom – an extreme anti-LGBTQ group. Sadly, Rushing now has a lifetime seat on the federal bench, where she could have the opportunity to adjudicate the rights of millions of Americans for four or five decades.”