Senate Democrats are shedding a light on the right-wing takeover of our judicial system. Working hand in hand with the administration and anonymously funded outside groups, Senate Republicans have confirmed more than 200 new life-tenured federal judges to aggressively remake the federal courts and rewrite the Constitution. Most were chosen not for their qualifications or experience—which are often lacking—but for their demonstrated allegiance to Republican Party political goals.
October 8, 2020
Senate Democrats Release New Report Detailing the Assault on Our Democracy by Republican-appointed Judges
The issue-based report released as part of Senate Democrats’ Captured Courts project
"Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, as well as judges nominated by previous Republican presidents, are responsible for the vast majority of the decisions that have resulted in voter suppression and made it nearly impossible to regulate political spending"
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D
October 5, 2020
Senate Democrats Release New Report Detailing How Supreme Court Nominee Could Escalate Corporate Takeover of Our Judiciary
For years, ‘The Roberts Five’ & Trump’s Judiciary Have Rigged the Economic System for the Wealthy and Giant Corporations
A host of corporate-funded front groups have used the courts to shield big corporations from legal accountability; Under Chief Justice Roberts Court, these groups have won at historic rates
If Trump and Senate Republicans steal another Supreme Court
October 1, 2020
Senate Democrats Release New Report Detailing How Labor and Workers' Rights Are At Risk With New Supreme Court Vacancy
The Issue-Based Report Released As Part of Senate Democrats’ Captured Courts Project
“The Right to Organize, The Right to Sue Abusive Employers, The Right to Receive Fair Pay, and The Right to a Workplace Free From Discrimination are All Under Judicial Attack—And Will Be For The Foreseeable Future”
September 23, 2020
Senate Democrats Release New Report Detailing How Health Care and Reproductive Rights are at Risk with New Supreme Court Vacancy
The first issue-based report released as part of Senate Democrats’ Captured Courts Project
“Courts are the linchpin of the Republican anti-health care and anti-choice agenda.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Mazie Hirono (D-
September 22, 2020
Stabenow, Schumer, Whitehouse Announce Next Phase of Captured Courts Effort Detailing What’s at Stake for the American People
Following New Vacancy on the Supreme Court, Next Series of Reports will Show Real-World Impact of Courts’ Decisions on Issues Ranging from Health Care to Climate and More.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) announced that they will be releasing new reports that highlight how the U.S. Supreme Cour
May 27, 2020
DPCC Report: Stabenow, Schumer, Whitehouse Unveil Report Detailing GOP’s Big-Money Assault on the Constitution, Our Independent Judiciary, and the Rule of Law
Senators lead effort to highlight right-wing assault on federal judiciary
Decades-old scheme is perpetrated through a complex network of anonymously funded groups like the Federalist Society and spearheaded by right-wing activists, particularly Federalist Society co-chair Leonard Leo