2017 Scorecard Vote
The Senate considered President Trump’s nomination of Allison Eid to the Tenth Circuit U.S Court of Appeals. Lower court judges have an immense responsibility to protect the rights of the people of this country and to interpret the constitution without personal ideological influence. It is the lower court judges who often serve as the final arbiter of justice. Unfortunately, Eid has a disturbing history of siding with corporate polluters over the environment and public health. She has written academic pieces that applaud the outcome of the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. US Army Corps of Engineers decision, which created confusion over the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act. In Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission v. Grand Valley Citizens’ Alliance, Eid sided with oil companies, allowing them to bypass public hearings and local input before obtaining drilling permits. On November 2, the Senate confirmed Eid to the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals by a vote of 56-41 (Senate roll call vote 259). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.