Fair and Just Courts

Estrada Withdraws

Statement of PFAW President Ralph G. Neas on the withdrawal of Miguel Estrada, Bush nominee to the federal appeals court in Washington, DC.

'Far Right Dream Judge' Janice Rogers Brown Joins Lineup of Extremist Appeals Court Nominees

California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown, one of President Bush’s most recent nominees to the federal appeals court, has a record of ideological extremism and aggressive judicial activism that makes her unfit to serve on the appeals court, according to a an in-depth analysis of her record released today by People For the American Way and the NAACP.

The Fortas Filibuster

Recent assertions by Sen. Orrin Hatch, Committee for Justice founder C. Boyden Gray, and other Bush administration allies that there was no real filibuster against the Supreme Court nomination of Abe Fortas in 1968 are clearly and demonstrably false.

PFAW Opposes Latest Right-Wing Judicial Nominations

People For the American Way strongly opposes the nominations of Brett Kavanaugh and Janice Rogers Brown to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Once again, President Bush has nominated individuals who embrace an extreme right-wing judicial philosophy. Sadly, President Bush has yet again chosen confrontation over bipartisan consultation when making nominations to powerful lifetime positions on the federal courts.

Sen. Hatch and Judiciary Committee Allies Sink to New Low

GOP Members Continue Unconscionable Claims of Religious Bias, Trash Committee Rules, Send Pryor Nomination to Senate Floor

Bill Pryor’s Confirmation Hearing Confirms His Extremism

On July 17, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on the nomination of Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor to the United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit. The June 11 confirmation hearing for 11th Circuit nominee Bill Pryor did not shed much new light on Pryor’s already well-documented ideological extremism, but it did underscore that he is unfit for a lifetime seat on the federal appeals court. Senators must reject his confirmation.

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