Senate panel advances Trump's appeals court nominee

May 18, 2017 | | The Hill |

Senate Republicans on Thursday advanced President Trump’s first lower court nominee, setting up a floor vote. [...]

A coalition of 24 groups, including Demos, Every Voice Center, End Citizens United and Free Speech for People, wrote to the committee this week to urge members to reject Thapar’s nomination. The groups claim Thapar's record shows he will exacerbate the growing role of big money in American politics.