As AFJ President Nan Aron said in her statement, the Senate today “righted a historic wrong” with the confirmation of Ronnie White to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The background on Judge White’s prior nomination and the profound injustice of his failed confirmation is explained in AFJ’s full letter of support for Judge White, which is reprinted below.
Love and the Law
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.
Ultimately, Cornyn’s rather half-hearted defense depends not just on the supposed failures of Senate Democrats that are irrelevant, but on the failures of Senate Democrats that do not exist. To his credit, he does “agree that judicial vacancies are an impediment to justice,” but until he and Senator Cruz accept responsibility for solving the vacancy crisis in Texas, justice for his constituents will be hard to come by.
By S. Douglas Bunch Associate, Cohen Milstein On June 23, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. (“Halliburton II”). In rejecting Halliburton’s attempt to radically restrict the rights of investors, the Supreme Court affirmed the principles it announced over a quarter century ago in… Read more »
The report discussed in this statement is available at: http://bit.ly/WxWhwg In the year since the United States Supreme Court ruled on two marriage equality cases, federal courts in 11 states have struck down laws banning same-sex marriage, according to a new report from Alliance for Justice. Courts in two more states struck down laws prohibiting… Read more »
But thanks to Senate rules reform, highly-qualified judges will hear the case when it goes before the full court Statement of AFJ President Nan Aron in response to the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell concerning subsidies provided under the Affordable Care Act: This decision illustrates… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 16, 2014: Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released this statement today in response to Senate confirmation of Judge Ronnie White to serve as a judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Today, the Senate has done justice in every sense of the term. Senators rectified… Read more »
AFJ in the News
What do Richard Boulware, a federal judge in Nevada, Nina Pillard, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency have in common?
Second chances are rare in the U.S. Senate’s judicial confirmation process. On Wednesday, Ronnie White, the first African American judge on the Missouri Supreme Court, beat the odds by winning confirmation to a federal district court seat the Senate denied him 15 years ago.
An interview with AFJ Director of Justice Programs Michelle Schwartz.
AFJ AUDIO ANALYSIS: This case, which involves workers in Illinois who provide in-home care to disabled individuals, is being watched as a potential for overreach. A decision to strike down mandatory fair share fees could potentially deal a major blow to the ability of unions to bargain on behalf of their workers. Click on the case name to read our analysis, featuring audio excerpts from oral arguments.