Fighting for an impartial and independent federal judiciary that protects the civil and human rights of all people
Fighting for Fair Courts
The federal courts are profoundly important to securing our rights and freedoms in America. Whether you are concerned with health care, racial justice, women’s freedom, LGBTQ equality, disability rights, protections for immigrants, or access to the ballot box, the judiciary plays a critical role in protecting and defending our civil and human rights.
For democracy to work as it should, judges must be fair, impartial, and committed to achieving the promise inscribed on the Supreme Court: “Equal Justice Under Law.” The Education Fund informs the public about the federal courts and what is at stake in people’s everyday lives and mobilizes participation in defense of a judiciary that recognizes and protects the rights of all people.
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.
Courts Change Lives
While Congress makes the laws, it is the federal courts that interpret and uphold those laws as they see fit. While you may never set foot in a courtroom, what happens behind those doors can have a direct impact on your life and the lives of those around you.
When judges do not rule fairly and independently, people of color, women, immigrants, people with disabilities, and other marginalized groups feel a disproportionate impact on their lives. And since these seats are lifetime positions, their judicial confirmations have lasting effects for generations.