Fighting for a federal judiciary that upholds the promise of equal justice for all
Fighting for Fair Courts
The federal courts are not working for all of us. Too often, courts favor the wealthy and powerful over everyday people, creating corrupt outcomes and perpetuating inequality. For our democracy to work as it should, judges must be committed to achieving the promise inscribed on the Supreme Court: “Equal Justice Under Law.” That’s how we protect our rights — including voting rights, access to health care, LGBTQ equality, disability rights, protections for immigrants, rights of working people, freedom from discrimination based on religion, environmental protections, gun safety, and more.
President Biden has nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, a brilliant and fair-minded jurist, to the U.S. Supreme Court. This is a tremendous moment for all of us — one that will reverberate for generations — as President Biden has delivered on his promise to nominate the first Black woman to the highest court in the land. Judge Jackson has the demonstrated commitment to civil and human rights and exceptional qualifications that we need on the Supreme Court. This nomination is about protecting the rights of all people, and Judge Jackson will be a #JusticeForAll.
WATCH NOW: Why It’s Time for a #JusticeForAll.
70 Civil Rights Groups Urge Supreme Court to Protect Rights of Workers at Risk of Discrimination
WASHINGTON –The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, and National Women’s Law Center, along with 67 national, state, and local organizations, filed a “friend of the court” brief today urging the Supreme Court to uphold the rights of workers against discrimination by religious employers.
AUDIO: Civil Rights Advocates Discuss Risks in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard
WASHINGTON – Ahead of the Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard affirmative action trial, civil rights organizations and education experts hosted a press briefing to discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in higher education, as well as the threats this case poses to efforts to expand opportunity in higher education.