A National Partnership Working for Fair and Impartial Courts
Contact Us Home December 19, 2014
"With business and interest groups pouring more and more money into state judicial elections ... the public can't be faulted for concluding that donors are getting what they pay for, namely favorable treatment from judges who are supposed to be impartial."
Tony Mauro, USA Today opinion column
 

Congressional Correspondence

June 3, 2014

Justice at Stake wrote this letter to Senate leadership thanking them for their continued examination of issues related to Citizens United v. FEC.

March 27, 2014

 In a letter, Justice at Stake and other organizations urge Senators to work toward filling judicial vacancies with judges who are not only exceptionally well-qualified, but who also reflect the full diversity of the legal profession.

October 29, 2013

 In a letter to House Judiciary Committee leadership, Justice at Stake addresses issues with a committee hearing on federal courts staffing.

September 17, 2013

In a letter to Congress, Justice at Stake along with 26 other organizations call to attention the need for adequate funding for the federal judiciary in Fiscal Year 2014. 

September 10, 2013

Justice at Stake sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Bankruptcy and the Courts expressing support for the Federal Judgeship Act of 2013. 

August 28, 2013

Justice at Stake was one of the 97 signatories on a letter to U.S. Senators supporting Yes-or-No Votes for the president’s three nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

July 31, 2013

In a letter to Senate Leadership, Justice at Stake supports the Federal Judgeship Act of 2013.

July 23, 2013

Justice at Stake sent this letter to Congressional leadership to thank them for their attention to the issue of sequestration's effects on the federal courts and the issues raised at the hearing, "Sequestering Justice: How the Budget Crisis Is Undermining Our Courts."

June 21, 2013

Justice at Stake sent this letter to Congressional leadership in support of Amendment #1250 to S.744, which would support the courts in meeting additional responsibilities that may result from passage of comprehensive immigration reform legislation.  

June 11, 2013

Justice at Stake sent this letter to Congressional leadership this week opposing H.R. Bill 2239, which would eliminate three seats from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.  

May 28, 2013

In a letter to the leadership of the House and Senate Judiciary Committee, Justice at Stake urges congressional leaders to support additional funding for federal courts.

May 9, 2013

Justice at Stake wrote this letter to Senators Patrick Leahy and Chuck Grassley regarding S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.  

May 3, 2013

Justice at Stake wrote this letter to the Senate and House leadership urging them to identify a bipartisan solution to allay the damage that sequestration is beginning to cause. 

April 12, 2013

In a letter to the leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Justice at Stake urges senators to not consider legislation which would eliminate three seats from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

March 19, 2013

Justice at Stake sent this letter to House and Senate leadership urging a bipartisan solution to allay the damage that sequestration will cause.  

November 27, 2012

In a letter to Majority Leader Reid and Minority Leader McConnell, a broad coalition of 23 national organizations, including Justice at Stake, urged Senate leaders to cooperate and hold confirmation votes on pending judicial nominees during the lame-duck session.

November 8, 2012

Justice at Stake wrote this letter to the House and Senate leadership urging decisive action be taken to find a bipartisan solution to preempt the damage that would result from sequestration.

November 8, 2012

Justice at Stake wrote this letter to Majority Leader Reid and Republican Leader McConnell expressing concern for the state of the judicial confirmation process.  Justice at Stake urged prompt action be taken regarding all pending nominees.

September 12, 2012

Justice at Stake wrote this letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee concerning Citizens United and the threat it poses to public confidence in state judiciaries.

June 13, 2012

Justice at Stake wrote the following letter to House leaders John Boehner (R-OH) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), opposing an attempt to scuttle Federal Communications Commission rules that would improve public access to filings of campaign advertising information.

June 13, 2012

JAS at Stake wrote the following letter to the House Appropriations Committee, opposing an attempt to scuttle Federal Communications Commission rules that would improve public access to filings of campaign advertising information.

February 17, 2011

Justice at Stake is one of 76 groups to sign a letter to U.S. Senate leaders urging faster action on federal judicial nominees. For details, see Gavel Grab.

February 16, 2011

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16—The Justice at Stake Campaign is among 76 groups urging the U.S. Senate to speed its pace of judicial confirmations, saying that “obstructionist practices” have delayed up-or-down votes, and that severe shortages on the federal bench have reached a “state of crisis.”

February 15, 2011

On February 15, 2011, Justice at Stake were among 76 organizations and groups to co-sign a letter urging the Senate to continue to work together in a bipartisan fashion to proceed with the confirmation votes on judicial nominees who have been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Tools

Search

News Release Archives

 
 
 
The positions and policies of Justice at Stake publications and campaign partners are their own, and do not necessarily reflect those of other campaign partners or board members.
Website Design in Iowa by Global Reach