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NAF TOOK A STAND/Judicial Nominees


NAF issues factual summaries and position statements on Federal judicial nominees when the nominations will have a significant impact on reproductive freedom. See In the Courts - Judicial Nominations for current nominations. The nominations below have been confirmed or withdrawn.

NAF Positions on Supreme Court Nominees

Supreme Court

Samuel A. Alito

Nominated to be Associate Justice October 31, 2005
Confirmed by the Senate January 31, 2006

John G. Roberts

Nominated to be Associate Justice July 19, 2005
Nominated to be Chief Justice of the United States September 5, 2005
Confirmed by the Senate September 29, 2005

Harriet Miers

Nominated to be Associate Justice October 3, 2005
Withdrew nomination October 27, 2005

NAF Opposed for Circuit and District Courts

Claude Allen
Hearing October 28, 2003
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Appointed Domestic Policy Advisor to the President, January, 2005

Janice Rogers Brown
Voted out of Committee
November 6, 2003
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Re-Nominated February 14, 2005
Confirmed June 8, 2005

Miguel Estrada
Withdrew Nomination
September 4, 2003
District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Michael Fisher
Confirmed December 9, 2003
Third Circuit Court of Appeals

James Leon Holmes
Confirmed July 6, 2004
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas

Brett Kavanaugh
Confirmed May 26, 2006
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Carolyn B. Kuhl
Nominee to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Not Re-nominated in 2005 after voted out of Committee May 8, 2003

Priscilla Owen
Voted out of Committee
March 27, 2003
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Re-Nominated February 14, 2005
Confirmed May 25, 2005

Charles W. Pickering
Recess Appointment
January 16, 2004
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Retired November 2004

Bill Pryor
Recess Appointment
February 20, 2004
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Re-Nominated February 14, 2005
Confirmed June 8, 2005

John G. Roberts
Confirmed May 8, 2003
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
(Also above under Supreme Court)

Diane Sykes
Confirmed June 24, 2004
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Timothy Tymkovich
Confirmed April 1, 2003
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

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