AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
July 24, 2014
Contact More Senators to Oppose Pamela Ann Harris for Fourth Circuit
In addition to Senators Casey and Toomey, for which you received a previous alert, please consider contacting these key Senators and ask them to oppose Harris during the scheduled cloture vote. More info on Harris can be found at the end of this alert.
Info from Judicial Action Group – contact these Senators:
Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
Phone: (202) 224-6665
Web form: www.murkowski.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Contact
Mark Begich (Alaska)
Phone: 202) 224-3004
Web form: www.begich.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=EmailSenator
Joe Manchin (WV)
Phone: (202) 224-3954
Web form: www.manchin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form
Mark Pryor (Arkansas)
Phone: (202) 224-2353
Web form: www.pryor.senate.gov/contact
Kay Hagan (North Carolina)
Phone: (202) 224-6342
Web form: www.hagan.senate.gov/?p=contact
Mary Landrieu (Louisiana)
Phone: (202) 224-5824
Web form: www.landrieu.senate.gov/?p=contact
John Walsh (Montana)
Phone: (202) 224-2651
Web form: www.walsh.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Joe Donnelly (Indiana)
Phone: 202) 224-4814
Web form: www.donnelly.senate.gov/contact/email-joe
Heidi Keitkamp (North Dakota)
Phone: 202) 224-2043
Web form: www.heitkamp.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
How radical is Pamela Ann Harris? Here are a few examples:
1.) Harris’ activist arguments have twice been rejected unanimously by the US Supreme Court.
2.) Harris views judicial decisions as political games where a judge’s vote in one case creates “political capital” for a contradictory vote in another case.
3.) Harris is a self-described “profound liberal” who thinks judges should “reconstitute” and “change” the meaning of the Constitution.
4.) Recently she said in discussing Bond v. United States: “That’s the kind of argument that I always find appealing because right, like the Constitution evolves, it has to keep pace with changes in the factual predicates, and yes, our readings of constitutional provisions ought to change and evolve in light of circumstances on the ground like that.”
5.) Harris is in favor of keeping “partial-birth abortion” legal in all fifty states.
6.) She has represented and aligned herself with the ACLU, People for the American Way, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Organization for Women Foundation, NARAL among others.
You can check out the Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire here.
You get the picture — a terrible judicial nominee, but one that President Obama believes should be on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals!
Contact the above Senators and ask them to oppose Obama’s radical nominee. Message: Oppose Pamela Ann Harris for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. In her own words she is a “profound liberal” and believes the Constitution is a living document that judges need to “reconstitute” and “change.”