Wednesday, June 19, 2013
From staff reports
Four activists from Maine are traveling to Washington on Monday to urge the Senate to act on pending federal judicial nominees.
The group from Maine is made up of Eliza Townsend, executive director of the Maine Women's Lobby; Benjamin Gideon, a partner in the law firm of Berman & Simmons; George Royle V, a shareholder in the Drummond Woodsum law firm; and Kim Moody, executive director of the Disability Rights Center of Maine.
They will be part of a group of 150 people from 27 states who are meeting with White House staff about vacancies in the federal courts.
They are urging the Senate to hold a final up-or-down vote on all pending nominees. Among them is William Kayatta Jr., a trial lawyer from Cape Elizabeth, who has been nominated to the Maine seat on the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals.