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Supreme Court Roundup: What Have the Nine Been Up to?

Fresh Updates from RAC » Nominations   |   Jan 24, 2014 12:00 AM
We’re nearly halfway through a busy Supreme Court term in which many important cases ranging from affirmative action to recess appointments and from campaign finance to buffer zones at abortion clinics have been heard by the nine justices. More than ever, this term affirms the importance of the Supreme Court in adjudicating the most important […]

First Woman to Head Israel’s Central Bank

Fresh Updates from RAC » Nominations   |   Oct 22, 2013 12:00 AM
On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu nominated Karnit Flug to be the new governor of the Bank of Israel.  Flug had been passed over twice for the position before being nominated for the position on October 20, 2013. Flug was selected as the previous Governor’s deputy, Governor Stanley Fischer, and has been acting governor of […]

Goodbye from the LAs

Fresh Updates from RAC » Nominations   |   Aug 9, 2013 12:00 AM
Today the five Eisendrath Legislative Assistants say goodbye after an amazing year representing the Union for Reform Judaism in Washington, D.C. We have worked on nearly 70 different legislative issues, represented the RAC in countless coalitions, seen some bills signed into law and others tragically defeated, said goodbye to one Congress and welcomed the next. […]
The federal courts often are called the guardians of the Constitution because their rulings protect rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. The system of checks and balances gives both the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch important roles in nominating and confirming the members of the judiciary.
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To learn more about Judicial Nominations contact RAC Legislative Assistant Sarah Krinsky, or visit the following websites:

Senate Judiciary Committee

Coalition for a Fair and Independent Judiciary

SCOTUSblog: Daily reporting on Supreme Court Cases and cert petitions

SCOTUSWiki: Complete listing of and details about Surpeme Court cases

Congressional Quarterly's Judge Tracker: Information about the status of all of the President's judicial nominees

Alliance for Justice: Examines judicial nominations and encourages public participation in the confirmation process

People for the American Way: Justice & the Courts: Advocates for the values and institutions that sustain a diverse democratic society

Leadership Conference on and Human Civil Rights: Save Our Courts Project: Our nation's premier civil rights coalition

Defending the Courts: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

NARAL Pro-Choice America: Choice in the Courts: National advocate for reproductive freedom and choice

National Women's Law Center: Judges & the Courts: Protects and advances the progress of women

EarthJustice: Nonprofit law firm for the environment

Judging the Environment: Fair Courts for a Healthy Planet


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