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This important conversation between @Sifill_LDF and @AriMelber (who's filling in for @Maddow tonight) will begin in 15 minutes.

Make sure you tune in to @MSNBC to learn more about how the Trump Administration is reshaping the federal judiciary. #CourtsMatter
STARTING NOW! Turn your TV to @MSNBC to watch @Sifill_LDF break down the dangers of the Trump Administration appointing anti-civil rights judicial nominees like Wendy Vitter, Andrew Oldham, and Thomas Farr to lifetime seats on the federal bench. #CourtsMatter
On @Maddow, @Sifill_LDF begins by sounding the alarm on Trump's judicial nominees: "This is the most important legacy of this President or any President." #Maddow #CourtsMatter
As a result of Republican obstruction at the end of the Obama Administration, Trump had 112 federal judicial vacancies to fill. That's twice the amount that Obama had when he took office, @Sifill_LDF explains on @maddow. #Maddow #CourtsMatter
As long as I've been following this work, I've never seen judicial nominees like Matthew Peterson and Brett Talley, who "are patently incompetent," says @Sifill_LDF on @maddow. #Maddow #CourtsMatter
On @Maddow, @Sifill_LDF notes that in order to jam judicial nominees through the confirmation process as quickly as possible, decades-old Senate norms like blue slips are being cast aside. This is a dismantling of a key protection against the confirmation of unqualified judges.
.@Sifill_LDF on @maddow: Brown v. Board of Education is part of the canon that constitutes the center of our justice system. The failure of nominees like Wendy Vitter and Andrew Oldham to endorse #SCOTUS's unanimous decision in that case is a judicial dog-whistle. #CourtsMatter
Justices Gorsuch and Scalia endorsed #SCOTUS's decision in Brown v. Board of Education, @Sifill_LDF says on @maddow. So affirming the Court's decision is not about whether you're conservative, it's about a judicial nominee's belief in the rule of law. #Maddow #CourtsMatter
.@Sifill_LDF on @maddow: Don't let the failure of judicial nominees to endorse the decision in Brown v. Board of Education become normalized. This is far beyond what we've seen from even the most conservative judges who've come before @senjudiciary. #Maddow #CourtsMatter
Want to know what you can do to protect the federal judiciary?

Listen to @Sifill_LDF and call your Senators to demand they fully vet these nominees to ensure they stand for the principles of justice and equality that are enshrined within Brown v. Board of Education. #Maddow
Miss @Sifill_LDF on @Maddow tonight? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

Watch the entire segment on Trump's judicial nominees here:

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