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.
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hear oral arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, a ballot measure that repealed marriage for same-sex couples in California by amending the state constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman.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 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.