WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 16, 2016) — Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC applauds President Barack Obama for today’s announcement of the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court.
President Obama stated that his selection of a nominee would rest upon three criteria: unimpeachable legal expertise, recognition of the limits of the judiciary’s role, and an understanding that justice is not an abstract concept, but rather the manner in which the law impacts the reality of people’s lives.
Mee Moua, President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, issued the following statement:
“Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC applauds President Obama for today announcing the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court.
It is now incumbent on us – the American people – to urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold their hearings and cast their votes on the nomination of Judge Garland. We urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to exercise its constitutional responsibilities with due diligence and act upon Judge Garland’s nomination.”
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC is a national nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. working to fight for civil and human rights and empower Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to participate in our democracy. Advancing Justice | AAJC is part of a national affiliation that also includes Advancing Justice – Atlanta, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco), Advancing Justice – Chicago and Advancing Justice – Los Angeles.