On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for three district court nominees from Texas, clearing an important hurdle on the path toward resolving the judicial vacancy crisis in that state. In June, President Obama nominated Robert “Trey” Schroeder and U.S. Magistrate Judge Amos Mazzant to the Eastern District, and U.S. Attorney Robert… Read more »
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By Kyle C. Barry AFJ Legislative Counsel UPDATE, August 21, 2014: Prof. Steven Valdeck, who first raised concerns about Judge Bates’ letter, discussed below, has an update. He notes that Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski—a member of the Judicial Conference, the federal judiciary’s policy-making body—has written to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, informing… Read more »
And so, ever since the Hobby Lobby decision came down just over a month ago, I’ve been telling anyone who would listen about the similarities between Hobby Lobby and forced arbitration. And then things came full circle. Earlier this week, RH Reality Check reported that Hobby Lobby itself has a forced arbitration clause in its employment contract.
Read more about this court in our report on the judges of the 11th Circuit. WASHINGTON, D.C., September 8, 2014 – Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron issued the following statement today on the confirmation of Jill Pryor to serve as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit: We… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C., JULY 31, 2014 – Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released this statement on President Obama’s executive order curbing the use of forced arbitration by companies seeking government contract. The president is scheduled to sign the order this afternoon: We commend President Obama for his executive order barring companies seeking government contracts from… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C., JULY 28, 2014 – Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released this statement on the confirmation of Judge Pamela Harris to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit: Today’s vote is a victory not just for those who live in the states of the Fourth Circuit but for all Americans who… Read more »
AFJ in the News
For the 20th time in 30 years, the eastern Hillsborough megachurch hosted politicians for a candidates forum. The turnout Aug. 5 was impressive: More than 40 candidates — from aspiring School Board members to incumbent Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam — spoke to a crowd of more than 600.
The U.S. Senate on Monday voted 97-0 to confirm Atlanta attorney Jill Pryor to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit more than two-and-a-half years after the White House first nominated her to the post.
A federal appeals court decided Thursday to reconsider a ruling that threatened to disrupt the nation’s health insurance expansion for millions of consumers. By doing so, it illustrated what liberals have yearned for and conservatives have feared for six years: President Obama’s judges are having an impact.
AFJ AUDIO ANALYSIS: This case, which involves workers in Illinois who provide in-home care to disabled individuals, is being watched as a potential for overreach. A decision to strike down mandatory fair share fees could potentially deal a major blow to the ability of unions to bargain on behalf of their workers. Click on the case name to read our analysis, featuring audio excerpts from oral arguments.