Published in Law360
Demand Justice isn’t the only left-leaning group hoping to expand that pool if a Democrat wins the White House in 2020. Alliance For Justice recently announced a program promoting not only career diversity on the federal bench, but an array of demographic, geographical and philosophical backgrounds.
The initiative, called “Building The Bench,” will identify would-be judges to counteract Trump’s appointees, who are “turning the clock back on civil rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights, the environment, and privacy,” according to Alliance For Justice’s executive director, Nan Aron.
Her group has long fought right-wing ideology in the courts. But while its conservative counterparts like the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society handpick jurists who subscribe to a textualist credo, Aron says Building The Bench is more inclusive, with no ideological litmus test.