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PFAW Statement on the Passing of Justice Antonin Scalia
In response to the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, People For the American Way President Michael Keegan issued the following statement: “Like all Americans, we are saddened by the passing of Antonin Scalia. Although our views on the law...
PFAW Praises Nomination of Abdul Kallon, Will Be First African American from Alabama on 11th Circuit
People For the American Way today praised President Obama’s nomination of Abdul Kallon to serve on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. When confirmed, Judge Kallon, who currently serves on the United States District Court for the Northern...
PFAW Statement on SCOTUS Stay of Carbon Rules
In an order issued this evening, the Supreme Court’s conservative bloc stayed implementation of rules on carbon emissions issued by the Obama administration last year. People For the American Way Executive Vice President Marge Baker issued the...
Supreme Court Goes Back to Work in January and Shows Again Why Election Day is Judgment Day
This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post. After a Holiday break, the Supreme Court returned to a full schedule of arguments and other activity in January. The crucial oral argument before the Court this month in Friedrichs v....
Divided Supreme Court Issues Good Decision in Important Class Action Case
On Wednesday of this week, in an important case on class actions previewed last September by PFAWF, the Supreme Court handed down a good ruling for consumers concerning class actions. This was an unusual development for the Roberts-Alito...
Dolores Huerta, PFAW Respond to SCOTUS Decision to Hear DACA+, DAPA
In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to review the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), People For the American Way board member and...
PFAW Applauds White House Announcement of Judicial Nominees
President Obama today nominated two judges to serve on the Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals. The nominees, from Wisconsin and Indiana, will fill seats that have been vacant since January 2010 and February 2015 respectively. Marge Baker, Executive...
PFAW Statement on Senate Confirmation of Luis Restrepo
Today, more than a year after being nominated by President Obama, Judge Luis Restrepo was confirmed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Today’s vote followed months of needless delays by Senate Majority Leader Mitch...
PFAW Hosts Briefing & Rallies at the Supreme Court for Workers’ Rights Case
Just hours after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments this morning in a case that will likely have a profound impact on the rights of working people, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, People For the American Way hosted a member...
New Report Examines Supreme Court’s Ideological Agenda for Corporations and Unions
A new report released today by People For the American Way Foundation explores how the Supreme Court’s extreme pro-corporate agenda over the years has been matched by increasingly dangerous attacks on working people. “Corporations,...
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