Vox: A progressive group is trying to create a 2020 litmus test on judges

  Demand Justice, a progressive activist group dedicated to blocking Republican efforts to remake the federal judiciary, has issued a report card rating how Democratic senators voted on judges this past year. And it’s got some pretty harsh feedback for some presidential hopefuls. The report card includes grades generated based on how senators have voted on 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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“Oppose Trump’s Judges:” Digital ad praises Senators Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand for pledging to oppose all of Trump’s federal appeals courts nominees and pressures other Democrats to follow suit

Press Release: New Demand Justice Ad in Early Nominating States Touts Harris, Gillibrand for Vowing to Oppose Key Trump Judicial Nominees

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2019 CONTACT: press@demandjustice.org NEW DEMAND JUSTICE AD IN EARLY NOMINATING STATES TOUTS HARRIS, GILLIBRAND FOR VOWING TO OPPOSE KEY TRUMP JUDICIAL NOMINEES Spot Marks First Major Foray Into 2020 Politics for Progressive Group as it Prods Presidential Field to Confront Trump’s Takeover of the Courts WASHINGTON, DC—In its first major […]

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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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Press Release: Demand Justice Reveals New Analysis Showing Trump’s Judicial Picks Are More Extreme Than Even Past GOP Presidents’

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2019 CONTACT: press@demandjustice.org DEMAND JUSTICE REVEALS NEW ANALYSIS SHOWING TRUMP’S JUDICIAL PICKS ARE MORE EXTREME THAN EVEN PAST GOP PRESIDENTS’ Average Trump Judge Leans 20% Further Right Than Average Pick by George W. Bush WASHINGTON, DC—A new study released Thursday by Demand Justice reveals that President Donald Trump’s confirmed […]

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Vox: Study: Trump’s judicial appointees are more conservative than those of past Republican presidents

  President Donald Trump’s judicial appointees are more conservative, on average, than those nominated by former Republican presidents, according to a new study commissioned by liberal activist group Demand Justice. The study, which was conducted by progressive think tank Data for Progress, found that Trump judicial appointees were, on average, 20 percent more conservative than George […]

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CNN: White House plans to send 50 judicial nominees to new Congress

  The White House on Tuesday night announced its intention to renominate 50 judicial nominees, rekindling a battle between Republicans, who hope to capitalize on their record-breaking judicial success from the last Congress, and Democrats, who have lashed out at some of President Donald Trump’s more controversial nominees. …”Kavanaugh’s confirmation awakened progressives to the importance […]

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NPR: Trump’s Judicial Appointments Were Confirmed At Historic Pace In 2018

  The Trump administration more than doubled the number of judges it confirmed to federal appeals courts in 2018, exceeding the pace of the last five presidents and stocking the courts with lifetime appointees who could have profound consequences for civil rights, the environment and government regulations. …With that political reality in mind, left-leaning groups […]

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