Regardless of where you live or the issues you care about, the D.C. Circuit makes decisions on issues that matter to you.
Even though there are currently three vacancies on the 11-seat D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Senate Republicans have signaled that they plan block any additional D.C. Circuit nominations made by President Obama.
Federal courts serve as a last resort in striking a balance between security and civil liberties.
Current vacancies must be filled with judges who enforce laws that protect the environment.
A diverse federal bench improves the quality of justice and instills confidence that judges understand the real-world implications of their decisions.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is often considered the second most important court in the land, after the Supreme Court.
The federal courts often must step in to stop laws or practices that violate the rights of minorities, and Latinos are the largest ethnic minority in the country.
On March 26, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, a ballot measure that repealed marriage for same-sex couples in California by amending the state constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman.
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.
The sequester will make it even harder for Americans to access federal courts and gain justice.
A description of why courts matter in the protection of women's rights.
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.
When we convince members of the media to cover our issues, they expose our knowledge and stories to a mass audience. Through this coverage, we can begin to influence public opinion and bring about change.
A description of each step in the federal judicial nomination process, highlighting when advocates can engage.
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.