Judiciary

Latest News

Civil Rights Community Urges Senate to Move Judicial Nominations

Monday, August 9, 2010

With Elena Kagan confirmed to the Supreme Court, civil rights groups are frustrated that the Senate left for recess without confirming pending judicial nominees that had been held up unnecessarily. Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, said that Kagan’s confirmation “should not obscure the fact that President … Read More

Categories: Judiciary, News

Elena Kagan Confirmed to Be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Today, the Senate voted 63-37 to confirm Solicitor General Elena Kagan to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.  Kagan, nominated by President Obama on May 10, will succeed Justice John Paul Stevens, who retired in June after more than 34 years on the court.General Kagan will bring to the Court her outstanding intellect, … Read More

Categories: Judiciary, News

Civil Rights in the Supreme Court: Wrapping up the 2009-2010 Term

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

During its 2009-2010 term, which ended last month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard several cases with civil rights implications. Here are summaries of some of these cases:Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission:  In a controversial 5-4 decision, which a dissenting Justice Stevens warned could “undermine the integrity of elected institutions across the Nation,” the Court … Read More

Categories: Judiciary, News

The Leadership Conference Responds to Senators’ False Characterization of Justice Thurgood Marshall

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The civil rights community is speaking out against attempts by some senators to distort the legacy of the late Justice Thurgood Marshall during the confirmation hearings on Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s nomination to be an associate justice on the Supreme Court. Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, … Read More

Categories: Judiciary, News

Kagan Hearings Examine Supreme Court’s Corporate Camaraderie

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Civil and human rights advocates supporting Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court are paying close attention to the need for balance on a court that has been consistently favoring powerful corporate interests at the expense of everyday Americans.The list of recent decisions that members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are expected to discuss include: … Read More

Categories: Judiciary, News