We already know that Texas is the epicenter of a growing judicial vacancy crisis. The state has nine judicial vacancies (the most of any state in the country), seven of which are official judicial emergencies. We also know that vacancies mean long delays for the people and businesses who need the courts to protect their… Read more »
Alliance for Justice and The Nation present a special issue on the harm of the Roberts Court
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The Washington Examiner writes this morning that President Obama may “surpass President George W. Bush’s score when it comes to judicial appointments,” and notes that Obama “seems likely to break Bush’s mark with help from a Republican-controlled Senate.” The sole basis of these claims is that Obama is 11 judicial appointments short of matching Bush’s… Read more »
The Senate returns to work today with a long to-do list after its summer recess. Included on that list are processing judicial nominees, 20 of whom are pending in the Judiciary Committee. Since January, the number of current judicial vacancies has gone up over 50 percent. Quickly confirming the 20 nominees in committee and 9 pending on the Senate floor would be a first step to stemming the vacancy crisis. Unfortunately, Senate Republicans have immediately returned to their politically-motivated strategy of delaying all of President Obama’s judicial nominees.
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 »
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2015 Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement today concerning the Journey for Justice: Today, a 1,000 mile march from Selma, Ala. to Washington, D.C., called the Journey for Justice, reaches its conclusion. The march, led by the NAACP, highlights the urgent need to fight income equality, guarantee… 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 »
AFJ in the News
Democrats are becoming increasingly furious at what they say is a Republican strategy of “slow walking” Obama’s judicial nominations in the hopes that they will be filled by a Republican president after the 2016 elections.
Confirmation votes to fill three judicial vacancies in Tennessee are stuck in a partisan logjam, even though the White House and the state’s Republican senators agree on who should fill the seats.
Proposition C on November’s ballot was intended to root out so-called “astro-turf” nonprofits fronting for politically influential corporations, but instead casts too wide a net and sweeps in our city’s patchwork quilt of community- and faith-based organizations that represent the voice of neighborhoods and vulnerable communities.
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.