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Alliance for Justice

Research records of Trump's judicial nominees

Posted April 15, 2019

**Due to the current work flow, assignments may not come right away. However, volunteer lawyers will be welcomed onto a list that will be activated as nominations and assignments are available** President Trump is nominating federal judges at a breakneck speed, many with records and backgrounds demonstrating egregious positions against civil rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ equality, criminal justice, workers’ rights, environmental protections, and more. At Alliance for Justice we do in-depth research on nominees’ and potential nominees’ records and are looking for lawyers to assist in our review. For nominees that are already judges, this is predominantly reviewing and analyzing their judicial opinions, prioritizing the most important opinions/concurrences/dissents, understanding where the nominee stands on controversial topics, and exploring patterns of decision making that show a specific ideology. We also ask that attorneys examine the nominee’s other writings and activities. This typically includes reviewing education, employment history, publications in academic and popular press, speeches, and affiliations with groups. Past volunteers have provided their findings via memoranda or other written product. Research is for AFJ and AFJ’s use only, and is limited to a factual review. Volunteers are not committing to advocating for or against any nominees. This is an ongoing project.

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 1-5 hours
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Additional Training Details: Project coordinator will provide training information
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Bar License(s) required: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachussets, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, US Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  • Required Languages: None
  • Mentoring Provided: Yes
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
Alliance for Justice

At Alliance for Justice, we fight for a fair and independent judiciary by encouraging the selection of judges who respect constitutional values and the rights of citizens, and by ensuring that the judicial selection process is fair and expeditious. We also work to ensure that the right of nonprofits to engage in advocacy is protected and by providing expertise and information to help nonprofits and foundations understand their advocacy rights under the law.

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