Given Schwab’s history of playing political favorites, it is no surprise that, when the Allegheny County Bar Association conducts its annual judicial survey, Judge Schwab consistently ranks dead last among state and federal judges in both temperament and impartiality.
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Over the past several decades, a conservative-led campaign has eviscerated the ability of Americans to have their day in court.
We fight to hold the court to the highest ethical standards, and we fight for a court that upholds the rights of everyday Americans.
The Senate is getting ready to leave on a three-week vacation. But dozens of nominees to judicial and executive branch posts are still waiting to start the jobs for which they’ve been nominated.
We look forward to the day when we have a Supreme Court that will rule, once and for all, that the death penalty is unconstitutional.
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 18, 2014: Three highly respected national nonprofit organizations are objecting to a document request by Rep. Darryl Issa, R-Calif., and Sen. David Vitter, R-La., to the Natural Resources Defense Council related to their investigation of the Environmental Protection Agency. The Center for Competitive Politics, the American Civil Liberties Union and Alliance for… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 17, 2014: Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement today in response to the Senate votes yesterday to confirm 12 judges: The Obama Administration and the United States Senate have given Americans the best possible holiday present: the gift of justice. Last night’s confirmation of 12 judges, bringing the… Read more »
The story of immigration is the story of America. We congratulate President Obama for opening a new chapter.
AFJ in the News
Nearly lost in the rush of last-minute congressional activity: The increased degree to which President Obama is putting his stamp on the federal judiciary. The Democratic-run Senate — under new rules that forbid filibusters of nominees — confirmed a dozen judges this week, bringing the total number of Obama-nominated federal judges to 307.
President Barack Obama can thank outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) fortriggering the “nuclear option” in November 2013 and securing him one of the most robust judicial legacies of any modern president.
The Senate Democrats’ move last year to eliminate filibusters on most nominations — it now takes only a simple majority to confirm — has helped President Obama dramatically increase his impact on the federal judiciary for years to come.
The video tells the story of three everyday people who found themselves trapped in a system rigged to favor corporate wrongdoers and what that did to their lives and livelihoods. Together we can send a clear message that it’s unacceptable for corporations to use forced arbitration to duck accountability for their actions and exempt themselves from the civil rights and consumer laws that are the foundation of a just society.