The tangled web that a narrow Supreme Court majority wove to shut down the Florida recount of presidential ballots in December 2000 made it possible for Republican George W.
A few hours after Miguel Estrada withdrew his name for a judgeship on the Court of Appeals for the Washington, DC, Circuit, a leading Senate liberal was asked about the meaning of the two-year
The attacks of September 11, 2001, ushered in a multitude of legal transformations that restrict civil liberties in the name of national security.
With the Bush Administration continuing to fill the federal courts with right-wing judges, liberals have turned with renewed vigor to a strategy that not only allows them to defeat individual n
Few of George W. Bush’s judicial nominees have generated as much opposition as has Miguel Estrada.
“Ask for a lawyer immediately upon your arrest,” reads the little informational card the ACLU hands out to citizens.
When I was in college, I joined a court-watching project in Roxbury, Massachusetts. We observed criminal trials, then interviewed judges, lawyers and witnesses.