Fair and Just Courts

Courting Disaster: Update 2001-2002

Read about what's at stake at the Supreme Court, should it tip further to the right. An excellent analysis by People For the American Way Foundation, of the issues and the ideology that could sweep through the High Court.

Judiciary Committee Vote For Smith 'Disappointing, Not Justified By Record'

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.

Statement of Ralph G. Neas President, People For the American Way on Judicial Nominations

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

Right-Wing Push On Judges, Estrada Nomination Grounded In False Information, Unfair Accusations

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.

Judiciary Committee Rejects Pickering's Promotion

Record on constitutional and civil rights principles generated intense opposition; future judicial nomination battles will depend on White House actions

P.R. Campaign by White House & Pickering Supporters Ignores Constitutional and Civil Rights Issues at Stake

Judiciary Committee Should Reject Pickering On His Record as a Judge and an Elected Official

Charles Pickering’s Record On Civil Rights, Other Key Issues Calls For Rejection By Senate Judiciary Committee

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’s Neas, Other Progressive Leaders Urge Senate Judiciary Committee to Reject Appeals Court Nominee Charles Pickering

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.

Vicious Attacks On Senators Daschle And Leahy Seek To Force Speedy Confirmation Of Judicial Nominees

Report Documents Right Wing’s Campaign to Exploit War on Terrorism, Short-Circuit Senate Scrutiny of Controversial Bush Nominees to Courts

Senate GOP Exploits War on Terrorism to Promote Right-Wing Judges

PFAWF's Neas calls tactics
"dishonest and disgraceful"

Impending Ninth Circuit Nominee’s Record "Troubling" In Many Areas

California’s Senators Urged to Conduct Careful Review

PFAW President Ralph G. Neas Asks U.S. Senators to Oppose the Bush Tax Cut

PFAW opposes tax cut proposal that would likely absorb most or all of the available budget surplus over the next 10 years.

John Ashcroft's Extremism Against Abortion Rights and Common Birth Control Methods

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.

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