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March 28, 2012

San Antonio Event: Texas Courts in Crisis

We need you to show your support for Texas Representatives Charlie Gonzalez (TX-20) and Lloyd Doggett (TX-25) for standing up and fighting to fill the judicial vacancies here in Texas. Join Texans for a Fair Judiciary and U.S. Representatives Charlie...
March 14, 2012

Reid Forces McConnell To Compromise On Judges

Originally posted on Think Progress As ThinkProgress previously reported, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed seventeen petitions to break Senate Republican filibusters on as many judges earlier this week. Initially, McConnell reacted to these...
March 12, 2012

U.S. Department of Justice Strikes Down Texas' Photo ID Law

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) rejected Texas' photo ID bill (SB 14) today , explaining that the state of Texas did not met the burden of proof in showing that the law would not have a "disparate effect" on minority voters. The full letter...
March 7, 2012

Good news on the quest to end judicial emergencies

Good news on the quest to end judicial emergencies and other judicial vacancies in Texas and across the nation. According to Think Progress , the U.S. Senate is about to focus in on filling these essential positions. The U.S. Senate will turn its...
January 25, 2012

President Obama Calls for Up-or-Down Vote on Judges

During his State of the Union address , President Obama called on the Senate to cease their unprecedented obstruction of judicial nominees. With 32 judicial emergencies across the country, including 5 here at home, the time has come to put the qualified,...