Fair and Just Courts

Supreme Court End-of-Term Analysis: 2005-06 Term

The 2005-06 term was clearly a period of transition for the Supreme Court, as Chief Justice Roberts replaced Chief Justice Rehnquist, and two justices in a sense replaced Justice O’Connor Justice Alito took her seat on the Court while Justice Kennedy replaced her as the “swing” vote in a number of closely divided cases. And while a relatively large number of the Court’s decisions this term were unanimous (generally where the Court was able to agree on a narrow approach and avoid divisive issues as in the New Hampshire abortion case), the new justices clearly pushed the Court towards the right in several important, closely divided cases.

Religious Leaders From Across the Country Call for Senators to Vote Against Roberts’ Confirmation

WASHINGTON – Nearly 200 clergy and faith leaders are calling for senators to vote against the confirmation of Judge John Roberts as Chief Justice of the United States, strongly criticizing his record of attempting to undermine legal safeguards that have moved the United States closer to equal justice for all citizens. The letter says that Roberts’ record indicates that he would not “uphold the constitutional and legal principles that have advanced the cause of justice in America.”

PFAW Releases Final Pre-Hearing Report on Roberts

Report’s more than 100 pages of detailed analysis of Supreme Court nominee’s record lead to the inescapable conclusion that he should not be confirmed

Today, People For the American Way released its final pre-hearing report in opposition to the confirmation of John Roberts to the United States Supreme Court. Following the initial report PFAW released last week in opposition to the Roberts nomination, the report contains additional detailed analysis of Roberts’ record.

PFAW’s new report can be viewed here.

Roberts Called Rehnquist Court "Not Very Conservative"

Interview from 2000 suggests Roberts wants to see Court move to the right
Roberts said Court decisions overturning a state ban on specific abortion procedures, holding unconstitutional organized prayer at public school activities, and upholding the Miranda’s ruling were defeats for conservatives. Roberts praised the Court ruling upholding the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay scoutmasters.

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