People For the American Way

People For the American Way: Biden Judges Are Bright Spot on Federal Bench   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25, 2023

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Washington D.C. – While the far-right dominated Supreme Court continues to churn out rulings that are harmful to rights and freedoms, judges appointed to lower federal courts by President Biden are a bright spot, according to a new report by People For the American Way. The report is entitled “Hope for Our Courts: The Impact of Biden Judges.”

“With the Supreme Court’s damaging decisions in the headlines, it’s easy to lose sight of the good things happening on lower courts since the Biden administration has prioritized the appointment of so many great, diverse judges,” said Svante Myrick, president of People For the American Way. “Biden judges are making important rulings upholding workers’ rights, affirmative action, and health and safety regulations that affect regular Americans. They are also responsible for rulings that will help our justice system hold the perpetrators of January 6 accountable. They are an invaluable addition to our courts, and we need more of them.”

“President Biden, Senate Majority Leader Schumer and Judiciary Committee Chair Durbin deserve sincere congratulations for the nomination and confirmation of judges who are making a real, positive difference in people’s lives,” said Elliot Mincberg, senior fellow and senior counsel at People For the American Way and the author of the report. “We chose to highlight three dozen cases in which Biden judges were decisive in upholding critical rights, but there are many more.  Now we need to keep up the progress of confirmations.  The Senate should move decisively to confirm every remaining judicial nominee who is still awaiting action on their confirmation, this summer. And President Biden should promptly submit nominations to fill every federal court vacancy.”

The report reviews cases in these areas:

  • Issues threatened by the Supreme Court (including gun safety and affirmative action)
  • Accountability for Trump and allies
  • Workers’ rights and discrimination
  • The environment, health and safety
  • Corporate justice
  • Police and law enforcement abuse and misconduct
  • Other government misconduct and mistreatment

Read the full report here: https://www.pfaw.org/report/hope-for-our-courts-the-impact-of-biden-judges/

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