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.

Related Issues

  • 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.

  • Ethics Reform

    Holding the Supreme Court to a lower ethical standard undermines the Court’s appearance of independence and impartiality.

  • Marriage Equality

    An explanation of the cases and the stakes for DOMA and Proposition 8.

  • Voting Rights Act

    Jan. 16, 2014: Read our blog post about the Voting Rights Amendment Act, which would undo some of the damage done by the Supreme Court decision Read more about the Voting Rights Amendment Act Read AFJ’s statement in response to the Supreme Court decision When he signed into law the Voting Rights Act of 1965,… Read more »

Current Campaigns

  • Reproductive Justice: Roe at Risk

    AFJ’s 2013 First Monday video, Roe at Risk, documents the disturbing reality that 40 years after Roe v. Wade women across the country are seeing their reproductive rights slip away.