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Federal Judge Gives History Lesson on Anti-Gay Discrimination
The federal court ruling striking down Mississippi’s ban on same-sex couples getting married is worth reading for many reasons. Paul wrote earlier about U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves’s compelling explanation of the role of the...
Mississippi Judge Striking Down Marriage Ban Explains the Role of Courts
Judge Carlton Reeves explains the importance of the courts while demonstrating how important it is who serves on them.
Whose State of Emergency?
This post was original published at The Huffington Post. On the evening of the announcement that a grand jury decided Darren Wilson, the Missouri police officer who killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown, would not face charges, two storms were...
Republicans Revive Bold Scheme to Rig Presidential Elections
This was originally published at The Huffington Post. After Republicans failed to capture the White House in 2012, they dusted off a tried-and-true plan to improve their future electoral prospects. No, they wouldn't moderate their views or...
PFAW Calls Executive Action on Immigration “Historic Step in the Right Direction”
WASHINGTON – In response to President Obama’s announcement that he will take executive action on immigration, People For the American Way President Michael Keegan released the following statement: “We applaud President Obama for...
WATCH: New Video Highlights GOP’s Absurdly Offensive Remarks About Immigrants
From accusing them of carrying head lices, scabies and other diseases across the border to saying they should be tracked like  “FedEx packages,” Congressional Republicans held nothing back in attacking immigrants on the...
American Bridge And People For the American Way Release New Video On The GOP's Offensive Immigration Rhetoric
Ahead of President Obama's immigration reform announcement tonight, American Bridge and People For the American Way are releasing a new video highlighting the continued offensive rhetoric from Congressional Republicans against immigrants and...
Ted Cruz Vows to Damage Texas Courts in Response to Obama's Immigration Action
Ted Cruz urges a retaliatory freeze on all confirmations next year, which would cause particular damage to courts in his own state.
Reid: We Cannot Leave Without Confirming Nominees
The Senate needs to vote on numerous judicial and executive nominations before the end of the lame duck session.
PFAW Delivers 50,000 Petitions Against Electoral College Rigging in Michigan
If you don’t like the outcome, change the rules of the game? Not so fast, PFAW members in Michigan told their elected officials today. This afternoon PFAW delivered approximately 50,000 petitions against electoral college rigging to a meeting...
DC Circuit's Nina Pillard Writes Ruling Upholding ACA Contraception Coverage
Nina Pillard was one of the three Obama nominees Senate Republicans tried without success to keep off the D.C. Circuit.
Small Businesses Support ‘Major Changes’ to Campaign Finance Laws
Small business owners are in favor of reforming our current campaign finance system, according to a new opinion poll from the Small Business Majority. In a nationwide survey last month, 77 percent of small business employers said that “big...
Supreme Court Review of ACA Case Muzzles the DC Circuit
Since the Roberts Court took the ACA subsidies case, other courts likely won't have a chance to join the 4th Circuit in exposing how weak and political the case is.
Lame Duck Session Confirmations: PFAW Member Telebriefing
As Congress returns for the lame duck session after the midterm elections, People For the American Way hosted a member telebriefing on Monday on the critical work that needs to be completed this session to fill court vacancies. The call was kicked...
Welcome Back, Senate, It's Time to Get to Work
There is more than enough time during the lame duck to confirm President Obama's nominees.
PFAW Activists Protest Kentucky’s Marriage Equality Ban
People For the American Way joined local activists at a park in downtown Louisville on Friday to protest Kentucky's ban on marriage equality for same-sex couples.  The "Love Will Win" rally came in response to last week's...
PFAW Statement on Nomination of Loretta Lynch for U.S. Attorney General
WASHINGTON – In response to President Obama’s announcement that he will nominate Loretta Lynch to serve as the next U.S. Attorney General, People For the American Way Executive Vice President Marge Baker released the following statement...
Report: In Key Races, Margin of Victory Came Close to ‘Margin of Disenfranchisement’
In 2012, People For the American Way Foundation published a memo highlighting many of the legislative and administrative tactics states were using to undermine voter participation in elections, all under trumped-up claims of “voter fraud....
Ominous Sign from the Roberts Court on ACA Subsidies
The Roberts Court's hunger to hear this case is ominous.
The Sixth Circuit's Flawed Marriage Ruling
Judge Sutton has written a flawed opinion for the Sixth Circuit upholding marriage bans.
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