• 95% of cases are decided in state courts.
  • 60% of state high court judges are Republican-affiliated.
  • 84% of states have a high court judge whose term ends in 2022

    Our Impact

    AFJ has been a leader in galvanizing the largest and most diverse coalition of progressive advocates in our nation’s history and energizing millions of people from all walks of life to prioritize the courts. Our Bolder Advocacy program has trained thousands of nonprofits and foundations on how to advocate for their missions. Alliance for Justice is working toward a brighter and more just future. We hope you will join us.

    Judicial Nominations Hearing Features Visibility For People With Disabilities
    “At a time when our courts are still much more homogenous than the people they serve, we need more demographically diverse judges who have fought to ensure the law protects all people, not just the rich and powerful.”

    The Guardian: Special master ruling shows Trump’s takeover of courts has started to sting
    “‘These appointments are not only tilting the law further right, they are starting to erode fundamental democratic protections,’ said Rakim Brooks, president of the advocacy group Alliance for Justice.”

    This Labor Day, Let’s Recommit To Ending Forced Arbitration
    “Concerningly, the practice of forced arbitration disproportionately affects low-wage workers, workers of color, and female workers, who are particularly susceptible to infringements of their workplace rights.”

    Special Report: Judges with Labor and Economic Justice Experience Represent Just 6 Percent of Federal Judges
    The report finds that, among active circuit court judges, 68% are former corporate attorneys, and 28% are former prosecutors. The report also notes that judges with these legal backgrounds are far more likely to rule against workers and consumers than judges with other forms of legal expertise.