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.
Senate Corrects a 15-Year Old Injustice and Confirms Ronnie White
The Senate did today what it should have done in the 1990s when Ronnie White was nominated by President Clinton.
Barney Frank: This Year’s Midterm Elections Define Our Courts
In an op-ed printed in the Portland Press Herald this weekend, retired congressman Barney Frank offers a sharp critique of the far right Supreme Court under John Roberts. Explicitly noting the importance of the Court in defining law that affects all...
Richard Land: 'Alito And Roberts Are The Gifts That Keep On Giving'
National Journal is out today with a profile of the new kinder, gentler Religious Right, looking at the downfall of Richard Land’s career as a sign that the movement is turning away from aggressive culture wars and instead finding a less...
Fresh From Celebrating Hobby Lobby, Bob Vander Plaats Calls Judicial Review 'Nonsense'
It is truly amazing how conservative activists continue to harp on “judicial activism,” while supporting sweeping judicial decisions that happen to go their way. For instance, just a couple of weeks ago, Bob Vander Plaats of The Family...
The Supreme Court’s Attack on Working Women
The following is a guest blog by Beth Huang, 2010 Fellow of People For the American Way Foundation’s Young People For program. Last Monday, the Supreme Court ruled in two critical cases with major implications for working women. The Supreme...
Hobby Lobby, Wheaton College, and the Importance of Women Justices
Days after the Supreme Court handed down its damaging 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, SCOTUS issued an order that underscored the danger that Hobby Lobby poses for women’s health. In Wheaton College v. Burwell, SCOTUS temporarily...
Ordinary Americans Not Getting a Fair Shake from Justice Samuel Alito -- And They Know It
Samuel Alito being on the Supreme Court is proving to be a bonanza for various far-right interests on a growing list of issues.
Samuel Alito: A Movement Man Makes Good on Right-Wing Investments
This post originally appeared on Huffington Post Politics. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito ended this Supreme Court session with a bang, writing the majority opinion in two cases that gave for-profit corporations the right to make religious...