The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-7 today to approve the nomination of Judge D. Brooks Smith to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
WASHINGTON – People For the American Way (PFAW) President Ralph G. Neas joined elected officials and leaders of civil rights organizations today to call on Congress to support the "No Taxation Without Representation" Act. The Act is being introduced by the District of Columbia’s non-voting delegate to Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and would require full voting representation in the U.S. House and Senate on behalf of District of Columbia residents
A press conference today featuring Republican members of Congress supporting the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit continued the ugly and groundless attacks on Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.
Record on constitutional and civil rights principles generated intense opposition; future judicial nomination battles will depend on White House actions
Judiciary Committee Should Reject Pickering On His Record as a Judge and an Elected Official
Nominee’s record both before and after becoming a federal judge has generated widespread opposition to his elevation to U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
People For the American Way President Ralph G. Neas called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject the nomination of Charles W. Pickering, Sr. to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and released a detailed report documenting Pickering’s troubling public record on a range of critical issues.
Report Documents Right Wing’s Campaign to Exploit War on Terrorism, Short-Circuit Senate Scrutiny of Controversial Bush Nominees to Courts
PFAWF's Neas calls tactics
"dishonest and disgraceful"
California’s Senators Urged to Conduct Careful Review
PFAW opposes tax cut proposal that would likely absorb most or all of the available budget surplus over the next 10 years.
Senator John Ashcroft, President-elect George W. Bush's nominee for Attorney General of the United States, is well known as a staunch opponent of women's reproductive freedom.
While it is extremely rare for People For the American Way to oppose an Executive Branch nomination, we must oppose strongly the nomination of John Ashcroft to be Attorney General of the United States.
Vice President Gore did the nation a great service in the weeks since Election Day by insisting that the outcome of the election should rest on the principle that every person has the right to cast a vote that counts