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.
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.