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Alliance for Justice

50 Groups To Learn About If You’re Committed To Intersectional Feminism

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.14.2017 | Women

For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened. What wil...

This Election, Don't Forget That Immigrant Rights Are At A Tipping Point

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

A future Supreme Court could halt any further progress toward fair and reasonable immigration policies. It could prevent aspiring citizens from contributing to the country they love.

Another Advocacy Group Says It Supports Obama's Supreme Court Pick

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics

Alliance for Justice joined the growing list of advocacy groups pressuring the Senate to hold hearings on Chief Judge Merrick Garland's nomination to ...

John Paul Stevens: 95 and Going Strong

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens, a man of many accomplishments, comes across as a man of few regrets. The latter might be summed up in two words: Ci...

How Spotify Lets Your Rights Get Lost in the Fine Print -- and What You Can Do About It

Nan Aron | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Nan Aron

Buried in the fine print of those "terms and conditions of use" is a forced arbitration clause. That means that if you have a dispute with Spotify, you have to take your case to a decision maker at a firm they choose -- not a judge or jury. In addition, if Spotify violates the rights of thousands, even millions, of its listeners, they can't band together to seek justice.

Sign a Contract, Lose Your Rights

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Fran Moreland Johns

A recent study showed that 94 percent of the time, in cases like these, the judgment goes in the company's favor. Appeal? There is none. The decision is binding, and I have signed away my right to appeal -- that's also in the fine print.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama's Judicial Nominees Blocked On All Sides By Senate Republicans | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's bad enough that there are 82 vacant federal judge slots around the country, a level so high that many observers have deemed it a cr...

Voting Rights: Americans Died for It, the Free World Admires It, the Supreme Court Should Preserve It

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

To uphold standing for a litigant whose record is so bad that it would be swept in under any law implies that those who would uphold Alabama in this case effectively oppose all voting rights for any Americans.

Mike Sacks

Justice Clarence Thomas Feeling More Heat | Mike Sacks | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) is turning up the heat on Justice Clarence Thomas based on new information that builds upon previous repo...

Next Sunday: Protest at Right-Wing Billionaires' Secret Summit near Palm Springs

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

A broad coalition of consumer, community, labor, environmental, student, civil liberties, and faith-based groups are sponsoring a rally in Rancho Mira...

So Much for "Impartial" Justice: Antonin Scalia Attends Michele Bachmann's Tea Party

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

No one who has followed the career of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is surprised that he has agreed to participate in a meeting of the so-calle...

Carve Out for the NRA Carves Up Democracy (UPDATED)

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

In Washington, it's an article of faith that what the National Rifle Association wants, the National Rifle Association gets. But people are pushing back against the entrenched culture of special favors.

Laying Bare the Myth of "The Left"

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Many "progressive" institutions are not principled at all -- sadly, lots of them are just propagandists for Democrats, regardless of what Democrats do.

Let the Hearing Begin

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

Next week will do more than allow Americans to learn more about Judge Sonia Sotomayor, it will also present an opportunity to examine the legal agenda of the hard-right.