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Republican Politics Hold Up Bonnie Campbell’s Judicial Nomination

Violence Against Women Office Director and former Iowa Attorney General Bonnie Campbell was nominated for a seat on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals 216 days ago. The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding up Campbell’s nomination, despite the fact that they recently approved the nominations of four males, whose names were submitted afterCampbell’s. Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Paul Wellstone (D-MN) took to the Senate floor yesterday to condemn the stalling of Campbell’s nomination by Republican leaders. “This Republican Senate is holding up the one person who really knows what violence against women is about, who headed that office and has done a superb job,” Senator Harkin said, calling the holdup “something short of scandalous.”

Tell Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) and Senate Judiciary Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to move Campbell’s nomination to the Senate floor.

Sources:

Feminist Majority Foundation and Press Office of Senator Tom Harkin _ October 4, 2000

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