Senior Vice President, Rights and Justice
Despite recent and historic gains, America’s federal judges remain overwhelmingly white and male, and the bench is stacked with those from corporate law backgrounds and former federal prosecutors. Appointing diverse nominees with diverse backgrounds is essential to strengthening the courts.
From significant expansion of the lower courts to instituting term limits for Supreme Court justices, it is critical to enact reforms that will ensure that the size of the judiciary and the makeup of the Supreme Court reflect the needs of the American people and the realities of modern life.
Too often, justice in America’s courtrooms is only accessible to those with means and in power. The need to expand access to justice has only become more pressing as COVID-19 has exacerbated long-standing legal inequities. All people, regardless of income or status, deserve high-quality legal help.
Daniella and Ed chat with Mother Jones Senior Reporter Ari Berman this week about gerrymandering, the 2020 census, and the state of voting rights in the United States.
This week, Daniella and Ed spoke with filmmaker Edward Zwick to discuss his new project, "Trial by Fire," as well as the ways in which movies and popular culture can help advance policy change.
This week, Daniella and Ed speak with CNN's Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin about the new sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Paul Manafort's plea deal, and the extraordinary life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Hosts Daniella and Ed chat with Jason Kander, founder of the voting rights advocacy group Let America Vote, about his new book and the Nike ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick.
Daniella and Ed sit down with Vanita Gupta and discuss Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.
Michele sits down with three guests and discusses cases that are currently on the docket and their potential repercussions for progressive values, as well as "RBG," a new film about the influential justice's life.
Igor speaks with his guests about Pennsylvania's gerrymandered congressional map and the harmful effects on communities of color.
This week, Michele and Igor sit down with three guests to discuss President Trump's aggressive strategy of filling federal and lower courts with predominantly white male judges.
This week, Thinking CAP talks voter suppression and discusses the North Carolina case shot down by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday and Trump’s independent voter fraud commission.