The United States Supreme Court has a profound impact on the lives of all Americans.  Its decisions help to determine where we can live, where we can go to school, who can vote and who can marry.  The court even has decided who would be President of the United States.

But of all the branches of government, the Supreme Court can be the most difficult to hold accountable to the American people.  AFJ works to ensure such accountability.  We fight to hold the court to the highest ethical standards, and we fight for a court that upholds the rights of everyday Americans, instead of bending to the will of corporate special interests.

Current Issues

  • Supreme Court Vacancy

    On February 13th, Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died at the age of 79, creating a vacancy on the Supreme Court.

  • SCOTUS 2015-2016 Docket

    In the 2015-2016 term, the Roberts Court returns to the issues that have had progressives on the defensive for the last decade.

  • Worker Rights

    Everyone should be able to have a good job and make a living wage. For decades, the labor movement has been working to make that a reality for every American.

  • The Corporate Court

    With decision after decision coming down on the side of big business, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has proven itself to be willing and eager to twist the law to favor powerful corporate interests over everyday Americans.