Jim Webb


As a United States Senator, Webb voted on nominations and procedural questions related to nominations like cloture, which brings nominations to an up-or-down vote.


STATEMENTS ON JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS AND JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY


STATEMENTS ON SIGNIFICANT COURT DECISIONS

Obergefell v. Hodges (same-sex marriage)

“The finding on marriage equality is an historically significant historical application of the 14th Amendment, ensuring that our government no longer discriminates but also more clearly defining the separation of church and state. The decision provides religious groups ‘proper protection’ under the First Amendment to ‘continue to advocate’ their beliefs regarding traditional marriage.”1

King v. Burwell (Obamacare subsidies)

“The finding regarding the Affordable Care Act has clarified the issue of statutory interpretation and should encourage the Congress to work in a positive manner to continue to refine and improve legislation itself.”2

Roe v. Wade (abortion rights)

“I believe the power of the government ends at my front door unless there is a compelling reason to come inside.”3

Citizens United v. FEC (free speech)

“[W]e can also hope that the justices might now review the harmful effects of the Citizens United ruling, which threatens to turn over our political system to the highest bidders.”4

KEY VOTES

• John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: Not in Senate
• Samuel Alito for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: Not in Senate
• Sonia Sotomayor for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: Voted to Confirm5
• Elena Kagan for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: Voted to Confirm6
• Goodwin Liu for Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals: Voted to Confirm7
• Pamela Harris for Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals: Not in Senate
• David Barron for First Circuit Court of Appeals: Not in Senate
• Nina Pillard for D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals: Not in Senate
• Caitlin Halligan for D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals: Voted to Confirm8
• Jack McConnell for District of Rhode Island: Voted to Confirm9
• Edward Chen for Northern District of California: Voted to Confirm10