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PFAW Foundation Statement on DACA+/DAPA Case
In response to the Supreme Court’s 4-4 tie in DACA+/DAPA, which leaves in place a nationwide injunction against these programs, Catalina Velasquez, the director of People For the American Way Foundation’s Young People For leadership...
Powerful Sotomayor Dissent Shows Dangers of Supreme Court Ruling on Police Searches
Last Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 that evidence found by police officers even after they stop someone illegally can still be used if the searches happen after the officers learn of an unrelated outstanding arrest warrant. In a particularly...
Letter from Top Lawyers at Major Companies Urges Senate to Act on Merrick Garland Nomination
The stubborn refusal by Senate Republicans to consider the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court has caused the Supreme Court to deliberate with only 8, rather than its full complement of 9 justices. Senators have a...
Garland Gets the ABA's Highest Possible Evaluation
You can practically hear the ABA members saying "WOW!" as you read their report on Merrick Garland.
WI Latino & Community Leaders Speak Out Against Trump’s Racist Attack on Judge Curiel, Continued WI GOP Support for Trump
MILWAUKEE – During a press conference today, Wisconsin Latino leaders spoke out against Donald Trump’s racist attacks against Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel and challenged Sen. Ron Johnson’s decision to hold open the Supreme Court vacancy...
Criticism Mounts for Senate GOP Obstruction of Judges
Senate Republicans are keeping as many judicial vacancies open for as long as possible, so that they can be filled by a President Donald Trump.
New Campaign Slogan for Pat Toomey?
When it comes to judicial nominations, including for the Supreme Court, Toomey puts national party politics ahead of Pennsylvania.
While Trump Makes Racist Attacks On Judge, GOP Holds a Supreme Court Seat for Him to Fill?
This piece originally appeared on the Huffington Post. It was both completely in character and shamefully beyond the pale when Donald Trump accused Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over two lawsuits against Trump University, of having an...
Diamond & Silk: Trump Facing Mexican-American Judge Like Black Defendant Facing All-White Jury
Diamond & Silk, the YouTube duo who have become outspoken Donald Trump supporters and have spoken at a number of his campaign events, defended Trump’s criticism of the judge hearing a fraud case against Trump University yesterday, saying...
More and More Agree: Eight is NOT Enough for the Supreme Court
Over the last few days, both the Washington Post and prominent constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe have joined the growing chorus of voices, including Republican as well as Democratic judges, making clear that eight justices are NOT enough...
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