It’s time for Walmart and the Waltons—America’s richest family—to finally pay their associates a living wage of $15 an hour so that American taxpayers no longer have to subsidize Walmart’s workforce when they end up on welfare or food stamps, because they don’t earn enough to survive.
Your rights are getting lost in the fine print
Every day, federal judges protect the Constitution, place a check on overzealous legislatures, and help Americans find justice.
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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 irony here is how the State of Alabama seeks to have it both ways: It justifies its redistricting plan through Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which it successfully sought to nullify as an amicus in Shelby County. To accept the State’s argument, as the Lawyers’ Committee argued in our amicus brief, would paradoxically make Section 5 both “dead and alive” in redistricting cases. The Lawyers’ Committee believes that an appropriate disposition would be for the Supreme Court to remand the case to the district court for reconsideration of the racial gerrymandering issue under the proper legal standards.
Justice Stephen Breyer was quick to disagree: “Well, you know, the workers who discover they’ve been retired for five years and don’t have any health benefits might feel a little bad about it.”
The story of immigration is the story of America. We congratulate President Obama for opening a new chapter.
Bolden confirmation helps broaden the bench WASHINGTON, D.C., November 20, 2014: Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron issued this statement concerning the Senate votes today to confirm five federal judges: We are pleased that the Senate continues to do its constitutional duty by confirming judges. The five judgeships filled today have been open for a combined… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 18, 2014: Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron issued this statement concerning the failure to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the Senate version of the USA FREEDOM Act. This vote is a defeat for American ideals, American patriotism, and American values. By refusing even to debate the USA FREEDOM… Read more »
AFJ in the News
No new judges are expected to be appointed this year to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York to fill two vacancies that will occur in early 2015.
Sen. Charles E. Grassley is fond of calling himself “a pig farmer from Iowa,” but both friends and political opponents don’t buy the country rube image.
After a hugely consequential election, the Senate returns today to complete the work of the 113th Congress. With more than 90 vacancies in the federal judiciary, confirmations of federal judicial nominees should be a top priority. And it’s important to note that of the 34 nominees pending before the Senate, nine are African American.
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.