We’ve all seen the movie: someone is hurt, sick, fired, discriminated against—but she discovers she’s not alone. She slowly unravels a dark truth: hundreds of others have suffered or are suffering just like she is. The villain is a powerful corporation who will stop at nothing to cover up its illegal activities and protect its… Read more »
2015 First Monday Video: The Right to Unite
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.
As more and more Americans speak out about the dismal pace of the Senate’s judicial confirmations this year and the growing list of judicial vacancies, Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has responded to the criticism by constantly looking in the rearview mirror. His latest came on Wednesday in an “update to my colleagues and the… Read more »
Currently, the only pending court of appeals nominee on the Senate calendar is Judge L. Felipe Restrepo, a nominee to the Third Circuit who just two years ago was unanimously confirmed as a trial court judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Both Restrepo’s fitness to serve and the pressing need for swift confirmation are plain.
WASHINGTON, D.C., OCTOBER 7, 2015: Alliance for Justice Director of Justice Programs Kyle C. Barry released this statement today in response to the announcement by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau concerning forced arbitration: We commend the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for announcing plans to develop a rule that will ban the use of forced arbitration… Read more »
Watch the documentary here WASHINGTON, D.C. OCT. 5, 2015: The threat to working Americans posed by a conservative majority on the Supreme Court is the topic of The Right to Unite, a new short documentary released today by Alliance for Justice. The documentary is narrated by Emmy-award winning actor Bradley Whitford. “Corporate interests have been… Read more »
Read the report Hear our teleconference about the report, with Sen. Charles Schumer WASHINGTON, D.C., September 17, 2015: Senate Republicans “have all but abandoned their constitutional duty to confirm federal judges,” according to a report released today by Alliance for Justice. Instead, AFJ says, they have “engineered a politically-motivated vacancy crisis, striving to preserve judicial… Read more »
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While some insist the holds have nothing to do with partisan politics, others say there could be terrible consequences.
Charles Koch and his brother David are still shopping for a presidential candidate to support. They’re looking to spend a cool $250 million for their chosen presidential candidate and, as Koch admitted, “I expect something in return.” They can do this in large measure because of a series of Supreme Court rulings that opened the floodgates of corporate money and private wealth, culminating in the infamous Citizens United decision in 2010. Thanks to the Court, what used to be perceived as unseemly and corrupt is now wrapped in unchallengeable constitutional legitimacy.
Gridlock has famously prevented Congress from enacting meaningful legislation in recent years, but it’s in another area that congressional inaction is truly setting new records. The Senate has confirmed just nine judges nominated by President Obama so far this year. It’s the slowest pace of confirmations in more than half a century, on track to match the 11 confirmations in 1960.
Actor, activist, and union member Bradley Whitford narrates this powerful documentary about Supreme Court cases that threaten to undermine the rights of working Americans – and how we can fight back.