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  • What to Expect from the January 6th Hearings: PFAW Member Briefing
    June 7, 2022 10:00 pm | By

    What to Expect from the January 6th Hearings: PFAW Member Briefing

    On June 7th, 2022, People For President Ben Jealous, Senior Fellow Elie Mystal, Representative Jamie Raskin, and experts from our Right Wing Watch team went live to bring us up to speed on the events that led to the attempted…

  • Op-Ed
    Pride, Prejudice, and Power
    June 7, 2022 5:55 pm | By Ben Jealous

    Pride, Prejudice, and Power

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. June is Pride month in the United States. In big cities and small communities, LGBTQ+ people and their friends, families, and allies will celebrate freedom and progress toward full equality. All fair-minded…

  • News and Analysis
    Who is Michael Luttig and Why Should You Care that He Will Testify Before the January 6 Committee?
    June 6, 2022 1:13 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    Who is Michael Luttig and Why Should You Care that He Will Testify Before the January 6 Committee?

    Recent headlines have proclaimed that retired federal judge J. Michael Luttig will be a “blockbuster” witness this month in public hearings before the House Select Committee on January 6. But just who is Michael Luttig? And why is it important…

  • News and Analysis
    Biden-Nominated Judge Overturns Trump Judge and Rules that Insurrectionists Can be Barred from Holding Public Office: Our Courts, Our Fight
    May 31, 2022 4:09 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    Biden-Nominated Judge Overturns Trump Judge and Rules that Insurrectionists Can be Barred from Holding Public Office: Our Courts, Our Fight

    Biden-nominated Judge Toby Heytens wrote a decision that overturned a Trump district judge and held that citizens and states can act to bar people who take part in an insurrection as on January 6 from holding public office.  The case…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump Justices Cast Deciding Votes to Seriously Weaken the Constitutional Right to Counsel
    May 24, 2022 5:12 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    Trump Justices Cast Deciding Votes to Seriously Weaken the Constitutional Right to Counsel

    Trump Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett cast deciding votes in a 6-3 decision that made it much harder for people to uphold their constitutional right to effective assistance of counsel in criminal cases. The majority ruled…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump Judge Forces Biden Administration to Continue Restrictive Trump Asylum Policy
    May 23, 2022 5:02 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    Trump Judge Forces Biden Administration to Continue Restrictive Trump Asylum Policy

    As threatened earlier, Trump District judge Robert Summerhays ordered the Biden Administration to continue an extremely restrictive Trump asylum policy. That policy (referred to as Title 42) requires immediate expulsion of immigrants, including those seeking asylum. The May 2022 preliminary…

  • Op-Ed
    The Buffalo shooting should make the GOP change its ‘Great Replacement Theory’ rhetoric
    May 17, 2022 3:44 pm | By Ben Jealous

    The Buffalo shooting should make the GOP change its ‘Great Replacement Theory’ rhetoric

    Great Replacement Theory and its rhetoric is seeping into conservative media. The GOP should instead be inspired by Frederick Douglass and Jack Kemp. Originally published at USA Today The mass shooting in Buffalo has drawn attention to the deeply pernicious "Great…

  • News and Analysis
    Supreme Court Majority Cuts Off Key Immigration Decisions From Judicial Review
    May 16, 2022 7:18 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Supreme Court Majority Cuts Off Key Immigration Decisions From Judicial Review

    In a 5-4 decision in Patel v. Garland, the far-right Supreme Court has made life harder for immigrants who thought they could turn to our courts to protect their rights. In this case, an immigration official ruled that Indian citizen…

  • News and Analysis
    Far-Right Supreme Court Opens the Door For Even More Corruption Through Campaign Contributions
    May 16, 2022 1:41 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Far-Right Supreme Court Opens the Door For Even More Corruption Through Campaign Contributions

    The far-right Supreme Court majority has issued yet another ruling undermining efforts to address corrupt dealings through campaign contributions. This time, the Court has given special interests an opening to enrich the personal wealth of elected officials. The May 2022…

  • Op-Ed
    Pay Attention to Roe v. Wade & the Far Right’s Extreme Plans
    May 9, 2022 2:27 pm | By Ben Jealous

    Pay Attention to Roe v. Wade & the Far Right’s Extreme Plans

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Things are about to get worse for millions of vulnerable people in our country. It looks like the far right-wing majority on the U.S. Supreme Court is getting ready to reverse Roe…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump Judges Let Florida Voter Suppression Law Go Back Into Effect
    May 9, 2022 12:07 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Trump Judges Let Florida Voter Suppression Law Go Back Into Effect

    Three Trump judges on the Eleventh Circuit let Florida’s latest voter suppression law stay in effect pending an appeal. They stayed a lower court ruling that had found the provisions of SB90 to be intentionally discriminatory, and which had ordered…

  • Op-Ed
    New ‘Dream Team’ of federal judges
    May 5, 2022 4:49 pm | By Ben Jealous

    New ‘Dream Team’ of federal judges

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Something amazing just happened in the U.S. Capitol. On one day, April 27, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for five extraordinary women of color who have been nominated…

  • News and Analysis
    Senate Committee Looks Into Judicial Ethics and Responds to the Leaked Alito Draft
    May 4, 2022 10:54 am | By Paul Gordon

    Senate Committee Looks Into Judicial Ethics and Responds to the Leaked Alito Draft

    A May 2 congressional committee hearing on the need for ethics reform in the federal courts could not have been better timed: It was hours after the leaked draft majority opinion by Justice Alito that would, if adopted, overrule Roe…

  • News and Analysis
    Supreme Court Majority Takes Away Key Remedy For Illegal Discrimination
    April 29, 2022 4:06 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Supreme Court Majority Takes Away Key Remedy For Illegal Discrimination

    In late April the Supreme Court’s far-right majority issued another harmful 6-3 decision undercutting congressional laws passed to protect people from discrimination. In Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller, the Court ruled that when someone violates certain civil rights laws protecting…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump Judge Blocks Biden Repeal of Restrictive Trump Immigration Policy
    April 29, 2022 3:25 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    Trump Judge Blocks Biden Repeal of Restrictive Trump Immigration Policy

    Trump District judge Robert Summerhays of Louisiana issued a nationwide order that stopped the Biden Administration from taking steps to rescind a very restrictive Trump immigration policy. That policy (referred to as Title 42) requires immediate expulsion of immigrants, even…

  • News and Analysis
    House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing Explores Alternatives on Supreme Court Ethics Reform
    April 29, 2022 11:08 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing Explores Alternatives on Supreme Court Ethics Reform

    On April 27, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Courts held an important hearing on “Building Confidence in the Supreme Court through Ethics and Recusal Reforms.”  The hearing featured testimony from ethics experts who further documented the need for such…

  • News and Analysis
    “There They Go Again” – The Far Right Predictably Attacks Nancy Abudu
    April 28, 2022 3:27 pm | By Paul Gordon

    “There They Go Again” – The Far Right Predictably Attacks Nancy Abudu

    Most people across America recoiled with disgust when they saw Senate Republicans’ horrific mistreatment of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. But their base loved it. So a month later, those senators were at it again, at a confirmation hearing for Eleventh…

  • Op-Ed
    April 25, 2022 1:19 pm | By Ben Jealous

    An Extraordinary Life, Linking Past and Present

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. I was trained to fight by my grandmother, Mamie Bland Todd. She would often remind me, “Pessimists are right more often, but optimists win more often.” “In this life you have to…

  • News and Analysis
    Trump Judge Mask Mandate Ruling Harms CDC Ability to Prevent and Combat Pandemics
    April 21, 2022 9:49 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    Trump Judge Mask Mandate Ruling Harms CDC Ability to Prevent and Combat Pandemics

    Trump Florida District judge Kathryn Mizelle struck down on Easter Monday the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) mask requirement. The rule provides that passengers and employees wear masks on airplanes and other public transport methods because of COVID-19. Based on…

  • Op-Ed
    Across America Students Must Learn All History
    April 18, 2022 1:42 pm | By

    Across America Students Must Learn All History

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Black history is American history. That shouldn’t be a controversial statement. But thanks to politicians like Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, teaching honestly about history is getting downright dangerous. Youngkin got elected in part…