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Current Federal Judicial Vacancies

A look at the current federal judicial vacancies, as well as a list of the current vacancies without nominees.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Federal Judicial Nominations: 9 Steps from Vacancy to Confirmation

A description of each step in the federal judicial nomination process, highlighting when advocates can engage.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Infographic: An Easy Guide to Federal Judicial Nominations

Most Americans don't know how or why a federal judge is chosen. This infographic outlines the federal judicial nomination process step by step.

By Sandhya Bathija and April Carson | Thursday, November 8, 2012

Media Advocacy Tools

Media advocacy tools are what we use to attract a reporter’s coverage. Utilizing these tools at the correct “newsworthy” time will hopefully result in media attention.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sample Action on Nominee

A sample request letter to constituents to take action regarding a judicial nominee.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sample Press Release on Nomination Announcement

A sample press release in response to a judicial nomination announcement.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sample Press Release on Vacancy Announcement

A sample press release in response to an announcement of a judicial vacancy.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sample Quick Quote on Nomination Announcement

A sample quick quote in response to a judicial nomination announcement.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Twitter 101

Developing a profile on Twitter is essential to advocacy work.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What the Recent Senate Rules Change Means and How to Prepare for Future Obstruction

On November 21, 2013, the U.S. Senate voted for a minor procedural change to its rules by eliminating the filibuster for most judicial and executive nominations. This means that judicial and executive nominees can now receive a full Senate vote without having to jump over unnecessary hurdles that cause delay and make the Senate ineffective.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Why Courts Matter: LGBT Rights

The federal courts play a pivotal role in the lives of gay and transgender Americans, often serving as the last resort in protecting LGBT rights.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Why Courts Matter: National Security

Federal courts serve as a last resort in striking a balance between security and civil liberties.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Why Courts Matter: The Environment

Current vacancies must be filled with judges who enforce laws that protect the environment.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Why Courts Matter: Voting Rights and Shelby County v. Holder

As we saw in the 2012 election, voting rights are still under attack, and so it has become more important than ever to have judges and justices who understand that the right to vote must be protected and all Americans – regardless of their background – have a right to fully participate in our democracy.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

THE LATEST

Why Courts Matter: The D.C. Circuit

Regardless of where you live or the issues you care about, the D.C. Circuit makes decisions on issues that matter to you.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

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