TIME: The Next Big Idea in the Democratic Primary: Expanding the Supreme Court?

  When Antonin Scalia died, Senate Republicans held his seat open for a record 293 days under the argument that the successor should be chosen by the next president — hopefully, to their minds, a Republican. When Democrats responded by filibustering that nomination, the GOP majority voted to eliminate the old 60-vote rule on Supreme Court nominations. Now some […]

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Press Release: Demand Justice Statement in Response to Former Attorney General Holder Floating Expansion of Supreme Court

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2019 CONTACT: press@demandjustice.org DEMAND JUSTICE STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER FLOATING EXPANSION OF SUPREME COURT WASHINGTON, DC—Brian Fallon, Executive Director of Demand Justice, released the following statement Wednesday after former Attorney General Eric Holder urged Democrats to consider the idea of expanding the size of the […]

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Press Release: Demand Justice Statement on McConnell Plan to Use Nuclear Option to Pack Courts with Extreme Trump Judges

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2019 CONTACT: press@demandjustice.org DEMAND JUSTICE STATEMENT ON MCCONNELL PLAN TO USE NUCLEAR OPTION TO PACK COURTS WITH EXTREME TRUMP JUDGES WASHINGTON, DC—Brian Fallon, Executive Director of Demand Justice, released the following statement Wednesday in response to reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plans to invoke the “nuclear option” […]

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Press Release: Demand Justice Statement After Trump Steamrolls California Senators With Far-Right Nominations To Ninth Circuit Court

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2019 CONTACT: press@demandjustice.org DEMAND JUSTICE STATEMENT AFTER TRUMP STEAMROLLS CALIFORNIA SENATORS WITH FAR-RIGHT NOMINATIONS TO NINTH CIRCUIT COURT WASHINGTON, DC—Brian Fallon, Executive Director of Demand Justice, released the following statement Thursday regarding the White House’s decision to defy California’s two Democratic senators by naming a slate of conservative nominees to […]

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The Hill: Feeling heat from the left, Dems reject judges deal

  …Senate leaders usually agree to a package of judicial and executive nominees before a major holiday recess. Judicial nominees, in particular, have been a top priority of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who views them as the party’s best chance to shape the political leaning of the country’s courts for decades. But Schumer has faced increasing […]

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Press Release: At Forum Hosted by Demand Justice, Momentum Builds for Court Reform

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2018 CONTACT: press@demandjustice.org AT FORUM HOSTED BY DEMAND JUSTICE, MOMENTUM BUILDS FOR COURT REFORM A Recording Of The Livestream Can Be Viewed Here WASHINGTON, DC—On Wednesday, Demand Justice hosted an array of the country’s most prominent, progressive activists and thinkers at a forum in Washington, DC to make the […]

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Opening Forum Remarks by Demand Justice Executive Director Brian Fallon

  OPENING REMARKS BY DEMAND JUSTICE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BRIAN FALLON December 5, 2018 Eaton Hotel Washington, DC Good evening! I’d like to welcome you to this exciting forum entitled “The Court in Crisis: What’s Next for Progressives After Kavanaugh.” We are proud to bring together so many dynamic speakers this evening to discuss the future […]

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