Category Archives: judicial nominations

EJS Legal Director Allison Elgart at White House Briefing on Judicial Nominations by Alliance for Justice

EJS Legal Director Allison Elgart and EJS Board Member Tobias Barrington Wolff, a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania, were among 150 leaders who went to the White House this week to share their experiences and concerns about judicial nominations with administration officials, including Attorney General Eric Holder and the president’s judicial selection team. […]
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EJS Among Calif. Group Meeting with White House About Judicial Nominations

EJS Legal Director Allison Elgart is among a group of California community leaders traveling to Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 7, to meet with White House officials about the vacancy crisis in America’s federal courts, including the eight “emergency” vacancies and three upcoming retirements in California. Nearly one out of every ten federal judgeships remains […]
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Connecting the Dots: A Supreme Court Broken

The end of the Supreme Court’s 2010-2011 term was marked in part by a series of recent developments and revelations highlighting the dire state of the Supreme Court, an institution that should be a fair and impartial forum for justice. The Court has instead become increasingly damaged, especially with landmark decisions such as in Dukes […]
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EJS Joins Alliance for Justice in Calling on Senate to Return to “Regular Order” on Judicial Nominations

Equal Justice Society joined Alliance for Justice and a diverse coalition of 74 other organizations this week in signing an open letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, urging the Senate to return to “regular order” and permit swift confirmation votes on President Obama’s judicial nominees. The letter decries the […]
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Elena Kagan Confirmed, but Other Qualified Judicial Nominees Still Stuck in the Senate

The Equal Justice Society congratulates Elena Kagan on her confirmation as Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. She will be the fourth woman to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. After she is sworn in tomorrow, the Supreme Court will have a record number of three women Justices. In late June, EJS issued […]
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