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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Alliance for Justice makes the Los Angeles Times

Alliance for Justice has been quoted by the Los Angeles Times this week in an article that discusses the long-term ramifications of the Bush administration’s judicial selection program. The article, titled Conservative Courts Likely to be Bush Legacy, references the 294 conservative judges that Bush and his allies have managed to appoint to the Federal Bench, including 40 this year – a greater number than had been confirmed in each of the past three years while Congress was under Republican control. AFJ Legal Director Simon Heller is quoted as saying, "Some of the appeals courts will be quite far to the right for a generation to come. So why is the Senate rushing to confirm as many of these terrible nominees as possible?"

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To read the Los Angeles Times article in its entirety, click here.

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