Obama Has Historic Opportunity to Establish Legacy of Justice May 1President Barack Obama has the first real opportunity to establish a legacy that will extend far beyond his presidency. He made the Supreme Court a major feature of his campaign and won a strong mandate in November. He has expanded upon his mandate in his first 100 days and should now make a bold choice for the Supreme Court. Read More Take Action

Obama Wins Mandate on the Courts A memo from Kathryn Kolbert on how the November election "delivered a sweeping mandate for President-elect Obama to appoint federal judges who are committed to core constitutional values." Read more

Beyond the Sigh of Relief: Justices in the Mold of Brennan and Marshall On December 9, 2008, People For President Kathryn Kolbert held a conversation at the National Press Club with Julius Chambers, Dahlia Lithwick, John Payton, and Jamin Raskin on the future of the Supreme Court. Read more

Attacks on DOJ Nominees Signal Right's Judicial Nominations Strategy Right-wing political and legal organizations have unleashed a coordinated campaign of over-the-top attacks on the qualifications, records, and fitness of President Obama's nominees for important positions in the U.S. Justice Department. Right Wing Watch In Focus exposes the real reason why. Read more

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PFAW has called for the impeachment of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jay Bybee, for his role in trying to bend the law to justify the Bush administration's torture policies when he headed the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel. Of the memos written by Bybee, a New York Times editorial correctly stated, "These memos make it clear that Mr. Bybee is unfit for a job that requires legal judgment and a respect for the Constitution."

Join with PFAW in signing the petition to House Judiciary Committee Chair John Conyers urging the impeachment of Jay Bybee.