For resources on Justice at Stake's federal issues, click on the links below:
- Judicial nominations
- Impeachment and other threats. Judges who make controversial decisions have been threatened both by liberals and conservatives.
- “Court-stripping” legislation. Congress has sought to take certain constitutional disputes “off the table,” by denying courts the jurisdiction to consider specific hot-button issues.
- Immigration. With crushing numbers of cases and inadequate resources, immigration appeals have been likened to "death penalty cases handled in a traffic court." Justice at Stake advocates reforms to insure that basic due process is assured to those whose lives may depend on a fair hearing.
- Civil liberties and national security.The role of courts in protecting individual rights has been undermined.
- Diversity on the bench