Over the weekend, Eastern District of Texas Judge Michael Schneider announced that he’ll leave active duty and take “senior status” in January 2016. By providing over four-months’ notice, Judge Schneider gave the Texas senators charged with finding his replacement an opportunity to do what they have never done before: fill a judicial vacancy before the judge… Read more »
Stand Up for Seniors
Every day, federal judges protect the Constitution, place a check on overzealous legislatures, and help Americans find justice.
Demystifying and decoding advocacy by equipping organizations with knowledge and tools.
Over the past several decades, a conservative-led campaign has eviscerated the ability of Americans to have their day in court.
We fight to hold the court to the highest ethical standards, and we fight for a court that upholds the rights of everyday Americans.
In mid-July, the Center for Medical Progress, a pseudo-bioethics advocacy group, began posting videos online falsely accusing Planned Parenthood of trafficking in fetal tissue, and prompting a firestorm of attacks against the women’s health organization. Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, soon after introduced a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. Eighteen GOP Senators even pledged to force… Read more »
This past Supreme Court term was a tough one for Justice Antonin Scalia. On a number of important cases, a majority of the Court rejected his extremist conservative ideology and upheld important laws and constitutional rights protecting women, the LGBT community, and working Americans. And Justice Scalia was none too happy with it. Have your… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 1, 2015: According to Alliance for Justice (“AFJ”) Texas’s U.S. Senators are starting to pay attention to the crisis in the state’s federal courts. Just yesterday they issued a statement seeking applicants to replace Judge Leonard Davis, who announced his departure over a year ago. “We’re pleased with this development,” said… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2015: Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court decision in Michigan v. EPA: This decision to strike down EPA regulations cleaning up toxic air pollution literally puts lives in jeopardy. The rule overturned by the majority today would have prevented 11,000… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2015: Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court decision in Glossip v. Gross: Today, the Supreme Court endorsed the barbarism of the death penalty by allowing states to kill prisoners with a drug protocol that Justice Kagan aptly described as… Read more »
AFJ in the News
Over the weekend, Eastern District of Texas Judge Michael Schneider announced that he’ll leave active duty and take “senior status” in January 2016. By providing more than four-months’ notice, Schneider gave the Texas senators charged with finding his replacement an opportunity to do what they have never done before: fill a judicial vacancy before the judge actually steps down and further weakens an already strained justice system.
A discussion about the relationship between advocacy and philanthropy, why and how foundations support advocacy, and how to determine whether the time is right for your organization to start making an advocacy splash.
Advocacy is essential to nonprofit work — but it’s not always seen as a crucial part of serving on a nonprofit board. That view is changing, however, especially now that BoardSource, the organization that many nonprofits turn to for advice on governance, has put advocacy on its list of 10 basic responsibilities of nonprofit boards.
On April 28, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument on one of the most anticipated constitutional law issues in recent memory: the right of same-sex couples to marry. The cases, four consolidated ones from Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky, presented two questions for the Court: first, whether the states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and second, whether states must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples married in other states.