Last Friday, a coalition of center-right groups
asked Senate candidates running for election or reelection next month to sign a “Fair Judiciary Oath,” pledging that they “will work to see that everyone duly nominated to serve on the federal judiciary gets a fair confirmation process.” Today, Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) announced that he has agreed to sign the Oath. Said Sen. Santorum,
"Every judicial nominee put forth deserves to have a timely up-or-down vote on the floor of the United States Senate. The partisan delaying tactics that we’ve seen in recent years only prevent our judicial system from operating in the fair and balanced manner that it was intended. I am committed to working to ensure a fair process for all future nominations, and I am pleased to sign this pledge."UPDATE (Oct. 26):
Senator Jim Talent (R-MO) agreed today to sign the Oath.UPDATE (Oct. 30):
Mike Bouchard, Republican Senate candidate in Michigan, has signed the Oath.
(cross-posted at ConfirmThem