Fair and Just Courts

Fox News Blocks Anti-Alito Ad

Bush Nominee Gets An Assist from the "Fair & Balanced" Network

WASHINGTON – Fox News Channel is refusing to air an ad sponsored by a coalition of public interest organizations critical of the record of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito. The ad, produced by IndependentCourt.org, has been accepted by CNN and by network affiliates at the state level.

Justice Department Actions Show Bush Administration's Lack of Commitment to Civil Rights

Political Officials Overrule Civil Rights Staff, Allow Georgia to Institute Egregious Voter ID Provision

The Washington Post revealed on Thursday that senior political officials in the U.S. Justice Department overruled a team of Justice Department lawyers and analysts who recommended rejecting a Georgia voter-identification law because it was likely to discriminate against black voters.

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.
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