“They can cancel Law & Order, but they can’t cancel justice.”
Update: Watch video of the 2010 Alliance for Justice Luncheon:
In remarks to the audience, AFJ President Nan Aron reminded attendees of the staggering justice work left to be done, calling listeners’ attention to the ongoing tragedy endured by workers and families on the Gulf Coast. Recalling the Exxon-Valdez spill, Nan noted the unequal standard of justice applied by the Roberts Court: “In their confirmation hearings, John Roberts and Samuel Alito promised to apply the law fairly to everyone. In the Exxon case, they sacrificed the rights of 32,000 fishermen, native Alaskans, and small business owners to the specious claims of one of the most profitable corporations on Earth—and that was not a promise kept.” Nan went on to highlight the Court’s pro-corporate leaning, noting the Court’s super-majority of rulings in favor of big-business last session, and its protection of corporate speech in Citizens United.
Alliance for Justice would like to thank Harold Koh, Urvashi Vaid, Elaine Jones, the cast and crew of Law & Order, and all of yesterday’s attendees for their tireless work to uphold justice, and the work they are sure to do in the future. As Nan said yesterday, “For over 30 years, Alliance for Justice has demanded change, fought for change, brought change. Why stop now?”