People For the American Way Foundation

‘Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears’ Highlights July Rulings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 5, 2021

Contact: Press Department at People For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 2024674999

Washington, D.C. – As People For the American Way continues to promote qualified Biden-Harris executive branch and judicial nominees, especially women of color as reflected in our #HerFightOurFight campaign and also address the systemic problems of vote suppression, far right extremism, police misconduct, and racial discrimination, we have continued our research and reporting on the troubling votes and decisions by Trump appellate judges and justices. Our focus is on the broad, systemic impact of such rulings and opinions, beyond their effect on individual litigants.  Linked below are posts concerning 15 cases from PFAW’s “Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears” blog series for July.

One important trend that emerges from the July cases concerns four decisions made possible by Trump  judges that harm health care, including several relating to efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  Another trend relates to three rulings that excuse or limit liability for police misconduct.  Specifically:

All these July cases and more, including rulings on the right to counsel, employment discrimination, gun safety, religious liberty, and the death penalty, underline the importance of efforts to counteract harmful votes by Trump judges by confirming fair-minded constitutionalists with a demonstrated commitment to civil and human rights  nominated by President Biden as federal judges. These cases have all been entered in our Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears tool, which you can search by judge or by issue.

About PeopleForthe American Way     

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality,opportunityand justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity.Learn more:http://www.pfaw.org