||Military Justice Improvement Act Introduced in US House and Senate
Today, lawmakers in Congress introduced the Military Justice Improvement Act in the US House of Representatives and Senate....
||Vote Fails to Break Filibuster on Bill That Would Repeal DADT
Senate Republicans blocked a cloture vote of a defense spending bill that includes an amendment that would repeal the military's so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy today, preventing the bill from going to the Senate floor for debate....
||Senate Approves (53-45) Another Right-Wing Extremist Judge
Less than 24 hours after the Senate voted to confirm extreme right-wing Judge Janice Rogers Brown to sit on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, the Senate has confirmed yet another of President Bush's far-right nominees....
||Senate Confirms Janice Rogers Brown to DC Circuit
On a vote of 56 to 43, the US Senate today confirmed Janice Rogers Brown to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals....
||Bush Renominates 7 Judicial Nominees Previously Blocked by Senate Democrats
On Monday, President Bush renominated seven of the ten judicial nominees that were blocked by Democratic filibusters during his first term because of their extreme right-wing records....
||Supreme Court Declines Petition Arguing for Gay Adoption in Florida
The Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to Florida's ban on adoption by lesbians and gay men....
||Bush Renominates Blocked Judicial Nominees
The White House has announced that President Bush intends to renominate 20 of his most controversial picks for the federal courts, including those who were blocked by Democratic filibusters....
||Pickering to Step Down from Appeals Court
A controversial judge appointed to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals announced that he would step down from the bench when Congress adjourns....
||Extremist Nominee Confirmed to US District Court
In a vote of 51 to 46 yesterday, the Senate confirmed James Leon Holmes to the US District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas....
||Bush Makes Second Recess Appointment of Right-Wing Judicial Nominee
For the second time this year, President Bush bypassed the Senate by appointing a filibustered judicial nominee while Congress was in recess....
||Women's Rights Leaders Support Current Judicial Filibusters
Women's rights leaders joined women Senators and Senator Tom Daschle (D-ND) today at a press conference at the Capitol supporting current filibusters against anti-women nominees....
||Moore Defies Federal Order, Refuses to Remove Ten Commandments
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore declared yesterday that he would disobey a federal order and leave in place a 2.5-ton monument of the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building....
||Judge Orders Removal of Ten Commandments
A federal judge delivered an order yesterday demanding the removal of a 2.5-ton monument to the Ten Commandments on display in the rotunda of Alabama's Supreme Court....
||Senate Democrats Filibuster Pryor; Vote Today on Kuhl
In their continued effort to stop President Bush from stacking the nation's courts with right-wing ideologues, Senate Democrats blocked the nomination of far-right extremist William Pryor to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals....
||Bush Nominates Two More Right-Wing Candidates for Federal Judgeships
In his continued effort to pack the courts with far-right ideologues, President Bush recently nominated two more candidates to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals "whose views seem well to the right of the legal and political mainstream," the New York Times wrote in an editorial....
||Owen Filibuster Continues, Votes Planned for Estrada, Kuhl, Pryor
As President Bush continues to nominate far-right candidates to fill federal judgeships, Senate Republicans are adding Miguel Estrada and Carolyn Kuhl to their list of planned votes on the Senate floor this week....
||Senate Votes Expected This Week on Pryor, Owen
As the Senate wraps up business in the last week before its traditional month-long summer recess, the Senate Republican leadership has voiced plans to bring several contentious judicial nominations to the floor for a vote....
||Senate Committee Approves Far-Right Judicial Nominee William Pryor
Far-right judicial nominee William Pryor, who has been described as "among the most extreme" of President Bush's nominees, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee today in a 10-9 party-line vote....
||Pryor Vote Postponed Over Questions About His Truthfulness
Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee postponed a vote yet again on the nomination of far-right extremist William Pryor to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals....
||Judiciary Committee Postpones Vote on Far-Right Extremist Nominee
In a move demonstrating discord over his nomination, the Senate Judiciary Committee postponed a vote scheduled for today on the nomination of far-right extremist William Pryor to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals....
||Senate Committee to Vote on Pryor Tomorrow
The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote tomorrow morning on the nomination of far-right extremist William Pryor to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals....
||Republicans Approve Proposal to Kill Filibusters on Nominees
In a move aimed at blocking filibusters of right-wing judges, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee approved yesterday a GOP leadership proposal to curtail filibusters on presidential nominations....
||Senate Cmte. May Vote Tomorrow on Pryor
The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote tomorrow on President Bush's nomination of Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor to the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit....
||Senate Committee Holds Hearing for Right-Wing Judicial Nominee
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing today on President Bush's nomination of Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor to the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit....
||Arkansas Will Not Appeal 8th Circuit Decision
Attorney General Mark Pryor said that he will not appeal the federal appeals court ruling in September that struck down Arkansas' ban on late-term abortion....