Report: Senate Keeps Women and Minorities off of Federal Benches

Earlier this week, the advocacy group People for the American Way released a report on the Senate’s record of blocking President Barack Obama’s judicial nominations. The report reached a shocking […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   June 02, 2011

(Dis)Order in the Court

Although the country has been occupied with the midterm elections and their effects on President Barack Obama’s administration, we have to remember that there’s another branch of government. We tend […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 16, 2010

Elena Kagan Hearings: Day 4

Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing concluded on Thursday, even though she didn’t once set foot inside the hearing room. Instead, the day was reserved for outside witness testimony. Four […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   July 02, 2010

Elena Kagan Hearings: Day 3

One of the most interesting moments from the third day of the Elena Kagan hearings had nothing to do with the hard-hitting questions asked by many senators. For her second […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 01, 2010

Elena Kagan Hearings: Day 2

In 1995, Elena Kagan wrote in a book review that Supreme Court confirmation hearings were a “vapid and hollow charade.” Whatever your take on that observation, today she proved that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   June 30, 2010

Elena Kagan Hearings: Day 1

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee began the confirmation hearings for Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. While seriousness of purpose often marks such proceedings, the hearing […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   June 29, 2010

Previewing the Elena Kagan Hearings

The buildup to Supreme Court confirmation hearings normally leaves Washington, D.C., in a frenzied state. Robert Bork was the conservatives’ dream and the liberals’ nightmare. Clarence Thomas was replacing Thurgood […] Read more »

Confirmation Hearings Day Four

Thanks for joining us for our final day live blogging the Senate confirmation hearings of Judge Sonia Sotomayor including testimony from witnesses. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   July 16, 2009

On President Obama’s Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor

AAUW monitors the judicial nomination process because so many of our fundamental rights and liberties have been established and are protected by the federal courts. AAUW supports a fair and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 26, 2009

Supreme Court Hears Harassment Case

Monday marked the first day of the U.S. Supreme Court’s new term. During this term, the court will hear cases covering a number of important issues, including employment discrimination, free […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   October 09, 2008