Senators Should Watch This Video from the Federal Judiciary
Senators who attack nominees for representing criminals in court could use this lesson from America's federal judges.
North Carolina Religious Right Leader Blasts 'Despotism' And 'Tyranny' Of Pro-Equality Court Rulings
Last month, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced that he would no longer defend the state’s marriage equality ban because "there are really no arguments left to be made." This did not sit well with Mark...
Rick Santorum Presents Latest 'Religious Persecution' Movie
Two current Religious Right fixations — the “persecution” of American Christians and the need for conservatives to do more to influence the pop culture — have come together in movies like “Persecuted”...
GOP Forces Cloture Petition on 100th Obama Judicial Nominee
Just imagine the damage to our courts if Republicans control the Senate during President Obama's last two years.
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
Share this article: 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...
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.