Most Americans know very little about--or have even heard of--the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. Yet the Society has assumed a leading role in shaping the Bush administration's legal policies and judicial nominees. This report released August 1 by People For the American Way Foundation (PFAWF) provides much-needed information and insight on the organization.
The Senate voted 64-35 today to confirm the nomination of Judge D. Brooks Smith to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
PFAW Report: Appeals Court Nominee fails to resolve Senators’ questions, Hearing confirms record as right-wing judicial activist on Texas Supreme Court