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Monday, March 3, 2008

Who's Court Is It?

Alliance for Justice has fought for 29 years to maintain a fair and independent judiciary, but our mission has not been simply to vet those candidates nominated to the federal bench. AFJ has also consistently believed that every American should have access to our justice system and that anyone who has been victimized by government or corporate policy should have recourse in the courts. Unfortunately, over the past several decades, concerted efforts by the Right have succeeded in limiting the scope of judicial review in American's lives.

On Friday, long-time AFJ supporter and partner in several of our campaigns, Herman Schwartz wrote an article for the Washington Independent discussing just how far these limits to judicial authority have advanced.

Though most public attention has focused on the social issues, these cases come before federal judges only occasionally, and have not been the primary target of conservative and right-wing judges. A more frequently pursued goal—and one that rarely receives attention—is shutting the court house door to those wrongly injured by public officials and others.
To read the entire article, click here. To learn more about Alliance for Justice's fight for equal access to justice, check out our website here: http://www.afj.org/connect-with-the-issues/preserving-access-courts.html.

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