2020 Scorecard Vote
The Senate considered President Trump’s nomination of Cory Wilson to be U.S. Circuit Court judge for the Fifth Circuit. Circuit courts are often the ultimate arbiters of highly significant cases, including those involving environmental protections, and it is critical that the judges confirmed to serve lifetime appointments on these courts are qualified, non-partisan, and committed to treating parties fairly. Wilson has made repeated and untrue attacks against voting access, an especially problematic record given his home state of Mississippi’s history of racist voter suppression and intimidation. Additionally, Wilson’s repeated and partisan attacks against President Obama, progressive policies and those who support them reflect a lack of judicial temperament. On June 24, the Senate confirmed Wilson to the Fifth Circuit by a vote of 52-48 (Senate roll call vote 125). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.