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  • News and Analysis
    “Trumptastrophe”: The Far Right’s courts takeover (and the harm it has caused to our rights and freedom)
    June 20, 2024 7:34 pm | By Peter Montgomery

    “Trumptastrophe”: The Far Right’s courts takeover (and the harm it has caused to our rights and freedom)

    Welcome to our weekly “Trumptastrophe” series that serves to remind us of the destructive policies, decisions, and actions we encountered during the Trump presidency and the threats that he and others in the MAGA movement still pose – and to…

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    “Trumptastrophe”: Trump’s enablement of police violence
    June 13, 2024 2:08 pm | By Peter Montgomery

    “Trumptastrophe”: Trump’s enablement of police violence

    Welcome to our weekly “Trumptastrophe” series that serves to remind us of the destructive policies, decisions, and actions we encountered during the Trump presidency and the threats that he and others in the MAGA movement still pose – and to…

  • News and Analysis
    Pending Supreme Court Cases May Block Effective Health and Safety Protections
    June 12, 2024 5:08 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Pending Supreme Court Cases May Block Effective Health and Safety Protections

    For many decades, the Far Right has sought to undermine our ability to adopt important health and safety protections that get in the way of the corporate bottom line. Pending Supreme Court cases could overrule decades of precedent and make…

  • News and Analysis
    Two Gun Violence Cases Before the Supreme Court
    June 11, 2024 9:02 am | By Paul Gordon

    Two Gun Violence Cases Before the Supreme Court

    This term, the Supreme Court is considering two challenges to laws seeking to stem gun violence. United States v. Rahimi will affect whether we can keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. And Garland v. Cargill will determine…

  • News and Analysis
    Important Biden Judge Votes in May Make the Difference in Key Cases on Environment, Federal Employee Rights, and Other Issues
    June 10, 2024 12:48 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    Important Biden Judge Votes in May Make the Difference in Key Cases on Environment, Federal Employee Rights, and Other Issues

    May saw ten cases with important votes by Biden judges, including six in which Biden judges’ votes made the difference between protecting people’s rights and allowing corporations and others to prevail. These rulings concerned protecting the environment, federal employee rights,…

  • News and Analysis
    “Trumptastrophe”: Conviction Edition
    June 6, 2024 12:07 pm | By

    “Trumptastrophe”: Conviction Edition

    Welcome to our weekly “Trumptastrophe” series that serves to remind us of the destructive policies, decisions, and actions we encountered during the Trump presidency and the threats that he and others in the MAGA movement still pose – and to…

  • News and Analysis
    Two Pending Supreme Court Cases Will Affect Trump’s Federal Criminal Prosecution
    June 6, 2024 10:14 am | By Paul Gordon

    Two Pending Supreme Court Cases Will Affect Trump’s Federal Criminal Prosecution

    Although Donald Trump has been convicted in state court in New York, several federal criminal cases remain pending against him. Two cases that the Supreme Court is considering will affect the pending prosecution of Donald Trump in federal court for…

  • News and Analysis
    The Supreme Court’s Two Pending Abortion Cases
    June 4, 2024 9:48 am | By Paul Gordon

    The Supreme Court’s Two Pending Abortion Cases

    In the Supreme Court’s notorious 2022 Dobbs decision, the 6-3 ultra-conservative majority took away our constitutional right to abortion care. Now the Court is considering two cases that may restrict access to abortion even more. One case may limit access…

  • News and Analysis
    “Trumptastrophe”: Freedom for me but not for thee edition
    May 30, 2024 5:36 pm | By Peter Montgomery

    “Trumptastrophe”: Freedom for me but not for thee edition

    Welcome to our weekly “Trumptastrophe” series that serves to remind us of the destructive policies, decisions, and actions we encountered during the Trump presidency and the threats that he and others in the MAGA movement still pose – and to…

  • News and Analysis
    Supreme Court Majority Makes It Easier to Weaken Black Electoral Power
    May 23, 2024 4:34 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Supreme Court Majority Makes It Easier to Weaken Black Electoral Power

    The Supreme Court issued its decision in the racial gerrymandering case of Alexander v. South Carolina Conference of the NAACP. The 6-3 decision by the conservative majority weakened Black people’s ability to fully participate in our democracy. A Pro-Insurrection Justice…

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    “Trumptastrophe”: The ‘infrastructure week’ that never was
    May 23, 2024 10:48 am | By Peter Montgomery

    “Trumptastrophe”: The ‘infrastructure week’ that never was

    Welcome to our weekly “Trumptastrophe” series that serves to remind us of the destructive policies, decisions, and actions we encountered during the Trump presidency and the threats that he and others in the MAGA movement still pose – and to…

  • News and Analysis
    200 Judicial Confirmations: Let’s Keep Up the Good Work 
    May 22, 2024 12:11 pm | By

    200 Judicial Confirmations: Let’s Keep Up the Good Work 

    With the confirmation of Angela Martinez to the District Court of Arizona, the nation has reached an important milestone: This is the 200th confirmation of a lifetime judicial nominee since President Biden took office. It is cause for celebration of…

  • News and Analysis
    As Senate Nears Confirmation of 200th Biden Judge, April Sees Key Decisions Made Possible by Biden Judges on Transgender Rights, Censorship, Consumer Protection and More
    May 20, 2024 10:36 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    As Senate Nears Confirmation of 200th Biden Judge, April Sees Key Decisions Made Possible by Biden Judges on Transgender Rights, Censorship, Consumer Protection and More

    As May continues, as discussed below, the Senate should soon confirm the 200th federal judge nominated by President Biden. Biden judges took part in 13 important decisions, casting key votes that made justice possible for Americans across the country. These included…

  • News and Analysis
    Biden’s AAPI Judges: Diversifying the Bench and Protecting Our Rights
    May 20, 2024 10:18 am | By Paul Gordon

    Biden’s AAPI Judges: Diversifying the Bench and Protecting Our Rights

    This AAPI Heritage Month presents an opportune time to reflect upon the growing number of AAPI lawyers who are protecting people’s rights as federal judges. Until little more than half a century ago, no AAPI person had ever been selected…

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    “Trumptastrophe”: “Election integrity” and how MAGA Republicans attempt to suppress voters
    May 16, 2024 6:40 pm | By Peter Montgomery

    “Trumptastrophe”: “Election integrity” and how MAGA Republicans attempt to suppress voters

    Welcome to our weekly “Trumptastrophe” series that serves to remind us of the destructive policies, decisions, and actions we encountered during the Trump presidency and the threats that he and others in the MAGA movement still pose – and to…

  • News and Analysis
    70 Years Since Brown: Advancing Diversity in the Courts
    May 15, 2024 10:00 am | By Paul Gordon

    70 Years Since Brown: Advancing Diversity in the Courts

    During May, the country is celebrating the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. That unanimous Supreme Court decision striking down legally required school segregation was a watershed moment for America. For nearly a century, the Supreme Court had…

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    “Trumptastrophe”: Trump’s first 100 days and the frightening plans he has for his next term
    May 9, 2024 11:01 am | By Peter Montgomery

    “Trumptastrophe”: Trump’s first 100 days and the frightening plans he has for his next term

    Welcome to our weekly “Trumptastrophe” series that serves to remind us of the destructive policies, decisions, and actions we encountered during the Trump presidency and the threats that he and others in the MAGA movement still pose – and to…

  • News and Analysis
    “Trumptastrophe”: Trump’s First 100 Days and the Frightening Plans He Has for His Next Term
    May 2, 2024 6:06 pm | By Peter Montgomery

    “Trumptastrophe”: Trump’s First 100 Days and the Frightening Plans He Has for His Next Term

    Welcome to our weekly “Trumptastrophe” series that serves to remind us of the destructive policies, decisions, and actions we encountered during the Trump presidency and the threats that he and others in the MAGA movement still pose – and to…

  • News and Analysis
    “Trumptastrophe”: Disinfectant Disinformation Edition  
    April 26, 2024 9:53 am | By Peter Montgomery

    “Trumptastrophe”: Disinfectant Disinformation Edition  

    Welcome to our weekly “Trumptastrophe” series that serves to remind us of the destructive policies, decisions, and actions we encountered during the Trump presidency and the threats that he and others in the MAGA movement still pose – and to…

  • News and Analysis
    Supreme Court Hears Trump’s Claim That He Is Above the Law
    April 25, 2024 6:10 pm | By Paul Gordon

    Supreme Court Hears Trump’s Claim That He Is Above the Law

    “No one is above the law” is a core constitutional principle. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Donald Trump’s challenge to that principle in Trump v. United States. What is this case about? This case stems from efforts…