Instead of trying to cut legal aid, President Trump should be investing in it.
The president already has 127 seats to fill on the federal courts, and his first nominees are conservative ideologues.
Neil Gorsuch’s refusal to recognize LGBT people as a class during his confirmation hearing could signal a threat to the future of LGBT equality.
Neil Gorsuch’s views would undermine women’s equality and put critical protections at risk.
The constitutional right to dignity is critical to LGBT people. Gorsuch is likely to reject that right.
Judge Neil Gorsuch has a record of ruling in favor of big business, and he joined the first federal court ruling that allowed a for-profit corporation to claim a right to exercise religion.
President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee worked at the Department of Justice at a time when its lawyers fired prosecutors for political reasons and authorized torture by the executive branch.
Congress and the Trump administration do not just want to cut funding for civil legal aid. They are trying to make it more difficult for Americans to pursue justice altogether.
The courts are a critical independent check on this unpredictable and dangerous administration’s attack on the Muslim community.
President Trump’s Attacks on the Courts Show the Need for an Independent Supreme Court Nominee with Bipartisan Support
The president has repeatedly disrespected federal judges whose rulings he does not like.