The Roberts Court vs. Ohio Voters
Bad news for early voting in Ohio, thanks to the Roberts Court.
PFAW Foundation’s Supreme Court 2014-2015 Term Preview
To: Interested Parties From: Paul Gordon, Senior Legislative Counsel, People For the American Way Date: September 25, 2014 Subject: PFAW Foundation’s Supreme Court 2014-2015 Term Preview The beginning of a new Supreme Court term has...
Mike Boggs' Record Catches Up to Him
This post was originally published at the Huffington Post. This is a good day for Americans who care about our federal courts. According to press reports, Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy has said that Georgia federal district court...
PFAW Edit Memo: Striking Progress on Judicial Nominations
To: Interested Parties From: Paul Gordon, Senior Legislative Counsel Re: Striking Progress on Judicial Nominations Date: September 22, 2014 So far, 2014 has been a banner year for effectively pushing back against the Republican obstruction of...
Debo Adegbile, Justice Department Nominee Blocked By Senate, Joins Private Practice
Debo Adegbile, President Obama’s nominee to lead the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, announced today that he would return to private practice. Adegbile’s confirmation was blocked earlier this year despite his...
PFAW Memo: Senate Needs to Confirm Pending Judicial Nominees
To: Interested Parties From: Paul Gordon, Senior Legislative Counsel, People For the American Way Date: September 15, 2014 Subject: Senate Needs to Confirm Pending Judicial Nominees There is probably little more than a week before the Senate goes...
A New Reason to Confirm Texas Judicial Nominees This Fall
Yet another of Texas's federal court vacancies has officially been designated a judicial emergency.
7th Circuit Says Arguments Against Marriage Equality "Cannot Be Taken Seriously"
Reagan judge Richard Posner concludes that the argument against marriage equality "is so full of holes that it cannot be taken seriously."
Court Restores Voting Opportunities for Ohioans
Today, the judicial system worked exactly as intended, protecting Americans' right to vote.
Louisiana's Marriage Ban Is Upheld By Judge Citing "Lifestyle Choices"
A judge nominated by Ronald Reagan in 1983 writes an opinion that is a throwback to that earlier and less equal time.