PFAW Applauds Confirmation of Pamela Harris
The Senate voted today to approve the nomination of Pamela Harris to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals by a vote of 50 to 43. Marge Baker, Executive Vice President at People For the American Way issued the following statement: “Pamela Harris...
Judicial Vacancies Wreaking Havoc In U.S. Courts
Judicial vacancies slow down courts’ work, drive up litigation costs, cause evidence to go stale, make it harder to settle civil cases, and even pressure defendants into pleading guilty, according to a report released this week by the Brennan...
What Hobby Lobby Shows Us About the Supreme Court and Civil Rights Laws: Winners and Losers in the Roberts Court
This post was originally published at the Huffington Post. In its recent decision in Hobby Lobby, the conservative 5-4 majority -- Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Alito, Scalia, Thomas, and Kennedy -- did something that may appear very unusual....
Right Wing Gets It: Elections Matter Because Courts Matter
For right-wing advocates, big conservative wins in the Supreme Court’s recently completed term have only confirmed the importance of electing a president in 2016 who will give them more justices in the mold of Samuel Alito and John Roberts....
Fourth Circuit Unanimously Upholds Obamacare Subsidies
Judge Davis's concurring opinion blasts the illogical premise and political nature of the anti-ACA lawsuit.
D.C. Circuit Old Guard Strikes Down Key Obamacare Subsidies Provision
Today's ruling from two GOP-nominated DC Circuit judges exemplifies why the Senate GOP fought so hard to prevent President Obama from naming anyone to that court.
Hobby Lobby And 'Biblical Economics'
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote in her dissent in the Hobby Lobby case that the Court’s conservative majority had “ventured into a minefield” with its decision. Many of those mines have already been placed by right-...
Diversity Milestone for Obama's Judicial Nominees
President Obama reached a diversity milestone last week: 100 people of color nominated and confirmed to our federal circuit and district courts.
Grassley's Hypocrisy Comes Out in the Ronnie White Debate
Grassley sharply criticized White for something that he was fine with when Samuel Alito did it.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Dissenting For Democracy
Share this: "The Federalists have retired into the Judiciary as a stronghold … and from that battery all the works of republicanism are to be beaten down and erased." —Thomas Jefferson,...