Press Release: Demand Justice Statement on Vice President Biden’s Comments on the Supreme Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 05, 2019 CONTACT: press@demandjustice.org DEMAND JUSTICE STATEMENT ON VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN’S COMMENTS ON THE SUPREME COURT WASHINGTON, DC—Demand Justice Executive Director Brian Fallon released the following statement Friday in response to Vice President Joe Biden saying he is opposed to reforming the Supreme Court in any way and that he may renominate Merrick […]

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Press Release: In Wake of Yet Another Partisan Ruling by Supreme Court, Demand Justice Urges Democrats in Presidential Debate to Rally Behind Court Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 27, 2019 CONTACT: press@demandjustice.org IN WAKE OF YET ANOTHER PARTISAN RULING BY SUPREME COURT, DEMAND JUSTICE URGES DEMOCRATS IN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE TO RALLY BEHIND COURT REFORM Progressive Group Calls for Candidates to Step Up Their Response with New Video that Outlines Principles for Reining in Politicized Court WASHINGTON, DC—After the Republican Supreme Court […]

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Press Release: Demand Justice Statement on Supreme Court’s Republican Justices Overturning Another Decades-Old Precedent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 21, 2019 CONTACT: press@demandjustice.org DEMAND JUSTICE STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT’S REPUBLICAN JUSTICES OVERTURNING ANOTHER DECADES-OLD PRECEDENT WASHINGTON, DC––Christopher Kang, Chief Counsel of Demand Justice, released the following statement Friday after the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision along partisan lines, overturned a 34-year-old precedent in the case of Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania: […]

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Press Release: In Iowa and New Hampshire, Town Hall Attendees are Pressing Presidential Candidates about Reforming the Supreme Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 19, 2019 CONTACT: press@demandjustice.org IN IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE, TOWN HALL ATTENDEES ARE PRESSING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ABOUT REFORMING THE SUPREME COURT After Kavanaugh’s Confirmation, Concern Over Courts is Rising Among Progressives No Fewer Than 18 Candidates Have Faced Questions So Far; Nearly All Contenders Have Expressed Openness to Either Adding Seats or Term […]

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Press Release: Demand Justice, Launching Push to End “Qualified Immunity,” Announces Bilingual Ads Praising Julián Castro as First 2020 Contender to Confront Issue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 10, 2019 CONTACT: press@demandjustice.org DEMAND JUSTICE, LAUNCHING PUSH TO END ‘QUALIFIED IMMUNITY,’ ANNOUNCES BILINGUAL ADS PRAISING JULIÁN CASTRO AS FIRST 2020 CONTENDER TO CONFRONT ISSUE Five-figure Digital Buy in Nevada and South Carolina to Highlight Castro’s Plan to Reform One of the Roberts Court’s Biggest Attacks on Civil Rights Poll Shows 76% of […]

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Raw Story: House Democrats under pressure to investigate Brett Kavanaugh for possible perjury

According to a report at The Daily Beast, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is under increasing pressure from progressive groups to open an investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh over accusations he perjured himself during his congressional hearings. While Nadler is fending off a growing number of House Democrats who want to open impeachment […]

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The Daily Beast: Progressive Group Goes After Nadler…but Not Impeachment

As House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) contends with a growing push among his fellow Democrats to move toward impeachment proceedings against President Trump, he finds himself receiving incoming on another front. A leading progressive group is demanding that the congressman get moving on unearthing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s past positions on abortion. In April, Demand Justice, a […]

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Washington Post: How Republicans are leaving Democrats in the dust on judicial confirmations

As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) fills the judiciary with conservatives, and does so boldly and volubly, Republicans campaign on federal and Supreme Court nominations. Meanwhile, Democrats have been largely passive about the courts, rarely mentioning them, CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin wrote in the New Yorker last week. “Consider, for example, the […]

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New York Times: The Shifting Standards of Mitch McConnell

When it came to filling a Supreme Court vacancy during the 2016 presidential election year, Senator Mitch McConnell had a constant refrain: Let the people decide. But should a high court seat become open in 2020, Mr. McConnell has already decided himself. “Oh, we’d fill it,” Mr. McConnell, the Kentucky Republican and majority leader, gleefully […]

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