Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) sent a letter to Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer opposing the nomination of Lawrence VanDyke to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. VanDyke is the ninth judicial nominee from the Trump administration rated unqualified by the non-partisan American Bar Association (ABA) – and he has a record that suggests he cares more for the concerns of special interests than the merits of any argument before him.

Throughout his career, VanDyke has proven that his political agenda and personal beliefs are more important to him than the fair application of the law. It is unacceptable that the Senate Majority Leader is forcing through judicial nominees who have been found unfit by the nation’s premier non-partisan legal professional association.

Read the full letter here.