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    Koch-Connected Group Targets Sen. Tester on the Supreme Court, But Montanans Support Tester’s Efforts to Protect Our Democracy
    February 17, 2017 2:57 pm | By 53562

    Koch-Connected Group Targets Sen. Tester on the Supreme Court, But Montanans Support Tester’s Efforts to Protect Our Democracy

    The Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative organization that led opposition to former President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, launched a $10 million multi-state advertising campaign last month to support the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.…

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    The Latest Decision Against Trump’s Travel Ban—And What It Shows About Why Neil Gorsuch Should Not Be on the Supreme Court
    February 17, 2017 1:50 pm | By 28186

    The Latest Decision Against Trump’s Travel Ban—And What It Shows About Why Neil Gorsuch Should Not Be on the Supreme Court

    Earlier this week, Judge Leonie Brinkema of the federal district court in Virginia joined the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in ruling against President Trump’s executive order imposing a dangerous travel ban targeting Muslims. In several respects, her decision was…

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    Alliance for Justice Report Finds Gorsuch ‘Not Qualified’ for Supreme Court
    February 16, 2017 3:03 pm | By 41753

    Alliance for Justice Report Finds Gorsuch ‘Not Qualified’ for Supreme Court

    The Alliance for Justice, a longtime People For the American Way ally in advocating for a federal judiciary that protects all Americans’ constitutional and legal rights, has published a new in-depth examination of the record of Supreme Court nominee Neil…

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    Mitch McConnell on Gorsuch: “We’ll have to get 60 votes.”
    February 16, 2017 10:54 am | By 53561

    Mitch McConnell on Gorsuch: “We’ll have to get 60 votes.”

    President Trump is calling on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to “go nuclear” in order to confirm his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. And the far Right may think that they have found their dream candidate to fill his stolen…

  • News and Analysis
    #StopGorsuch: Trump’s Nominee Would be a Nightmare for Women
    February 15, 2017 9:41 am | By 53562

    #StopGorsuch: Trump’s Nominee Would be a Nightmare for Women

    Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court seat vacated by Antonin Scalia, has been referred to as “Scalia with a smile.” But his record shows that for women, his smile is more of a sneer. On a range…

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    Trump’s Labor Secretary Nominee Represents a Real Threat to Women Workers
    February 14, 2017 6:07 pm | By 43665

    Trump’s Labor Secretary Nominee Represents a Real Threat to Women Workers

    This Thursday the Senate is expected to hold a hearing on Andy Puzder’s nomination to lead the Department of Labor. In addition to his regressive views on workers’ rights in general, Puzder has demonstrated a blatant disregard for the rights,…

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    How Many Deceptions Can Chuck Grassley Fit in Just One Statement?
    February 13, 2017 5:36 pm | By 28188

    How Many Deceptions Can Chuck Grassley Fit in Just One Statement?

    With apologies to Burger King, Senator Chuck Grassley has once again shown that he may be the king of the whoppers. The chairman of the Judiciary Committee was on Fox News this morning discussing whether Neil Gorsuch will have the…

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    Like DeVos, Gorsuch Fails to Understand Laws Protecting Students with Disabilities
    February 13, 2017 4:02 pm | By 43581

    Like DeVos, Gorsuch Fails to Understand Laws Protecting Students with Disabilities

    During her confirmation hearing for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos was utterly unprepared to answer questions about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which covers nearly 6.5 million students across the country. Although DeVos is unqualified for the position,…

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    Six Things You Can Do To Protect Fundamental Rights and #StopGorsuch
    February 13, 2017 3:43 pm | By 43665

    Six Things You Can Do To Protect Fundamental Rights and #StopGorsuch

    Last month President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a judge who has dependably acted to protect the interests of big businesses at the expense of ordinary Americans, to serve as a Supreme Court justice. Judge Gorsuch’s record shows that his nomination…

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    Team Trump’s Litmus Test for Judges: Blind Deference to the President
    February 12, 2017 5:47 pm | By 28185

    Team Trump’s Litmus Test for Judges: Blind Deference to the President

    Today, Stephen Miller, a senior policy adviser to President Trump, appeared on Sunday talk shows and made a series of statements that, together and separately, cast grave doubts on the Trump administration’s respect for the independent judiciary and their plans…

  • News and Analysis
    February 10, 2017 11:20 pm | By 28188

    Judicial Independence ≠ Crumpling Under Trump’s Pressure

    Just in case anyone out there seriously thought Judge Neil Gorsuch would have the necessary independence to serve on the Supreme Court, events of the past two days surely have disabused them of that notion. Conservatives have excitedly pointed to…

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    Does Gorsuch Equate Judicial Independence with Conservative Rulings?
    February 10, 2017 2:56 pm | By 28188

    Does Gorsuch Equate Judicial Independence with Conservative Rulings?

    President Trump’s ongoing tirades blasting the federal courts for not obeying him has made people even more aware of the importance of an independent judiciary.  It also gave Judge Neil Gorsuch a chance to demonstrate whether he would act as…

  • News and Analysis
    The Bogus Argument that Gorsuch Will Stand Up to Trump Abuse of Presidential Authority
    February 9, 2017 3:09 pm | By 28186

    The Bogus Argument that Gorsuch Will Stand Up to Trump Abuse of Presidential Authority

    As more and more Americans express concern about President Trump’s abuse of presidential authority and his derision of judges who do not rubber stamp his agenda, questions are also being raised about whether  Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch  can be…

  • News and Analysis
    February 8, 2017 10:55 pm | By 28185

    Gorsuch Standing Up To Trump Tweets? Puh-leeze!

    Supporters of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch were atwitter today about reports that in a meeting with Senator Richard Blumenthal, Gorsuch had called President Donald Trump’s attacks on the federal judiciary “disheartening” and '”demoralizing.” Is Gorsuch distancing himself from Trump?…

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    Why This Supreme Court Fight
    February 7, 2017 5:40 pm | By 28178

    Why This Supreme Court Fight

    A lot of people have been asking me about the campaign to keep Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch off of the Supreme Court noting their frustrations (and a little bit of despair) about some of the false narratives that have been…

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    Future of Public Education on the Line in Upcoming DeVos Vote
    February 3, 2017 5:50 pm | By 41734

    Future of Public Education on the Line in Upcoming DeVos Vote

    Earlier today, the nomination of Betsy DeVos to become secretary of education of the United States cleared its final procedural hurdle on the way to a final vote. But the vote expected Tuesday will be anything but routine. After a…

  • News and Analysis
    National Review’s “Feeble” Attempt to Defend Gorsuch
    February 3, 2017 3:09 pm | By 28186

    National Review’s “Feeble” Attempt to Defend Gorsuch

    I consider it a badge of honor to have been singled out by Ed Whelan of the National Review Online because of a short piece I drafted for PFAW concerning Judge Neil Gorsuch’s troubling record, particularly since it took him…

  • News and Analysis
    Legal Scholar Compares ‘Scalia with a Smile’ Neil Gorsuch to Rejected Supreme Court Nominee Robert Bork
    February 2, 2017 5:50 pm | By 41753

    Legal Scholar Compares ‘Scalia with a Smile’ Neil Gorsuch to Rejected Supreme Court Nominee Robert Bork

    While the White House is aggressively promoting the voices of surrogates and friends of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, highly regarded legal scholars are weighing in on the threat posed by Gorsuch. Erwin Chemerinsky, a widely regarded scholar and dean…

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    Gorsuch’s Approach to the Law Would Make Him a Dangerous Justice
    February 1, 2017 7:38 pm | By 28188

    Gorsuch’s Approach to the Law Would Make Him a Dangerous Justice

    Who is Neil Gorsuch? Most people had never heard of him until Tuesday night, when President Trump introduced him to the nation as his nominee to the Supreme Court. The far right loves Gorsuch because they see him as being…

  • News and Analysis
    Ask Your Senators to Protect the Supreme Court: Sample Script on Gorsuch
    February 1, 2017 2:34 pm | By 43665

    Ask Your Senators to Protect the Supreme Court: Sample Script on Gorsuch

    On Tuesday evening, Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Based on his troubling record, it’s clear that Gorsuch can’t be trusted to put the Constitution and our laws above his own political beliefs. We need Supreme Court…