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Jeffrey Toobin Jeffrey Toobin Bio Nan Aron A leading voice in public interest law for over 30 years, Nan Aron is President of the Alliance for Justice, a national association of public interest and civil rights organizations. Nan, who founded the Alliance in 1979, guides the organization in its mission to advance the cause of justice for all Americans, strengthen the public interest community's influence on national policy and foster the next generation of advocates. In 1985, Nan founded the Alliance's Judicial Selection Project, now the country's premier voice for a fair and independent judiciary and a major player in the often-controversial judicial nominations process. Notable accomplishments include helping to defeat Robert Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court in 1987; supporting the nomination of Roger Gregory, the first African American judge in the Fourth Circuit, in 2001; and organizing the effort that helped support ten Senate filibusters against President George W.
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It is “do-as-I-say, not what-I-do” time at the U.S. Supreme Court. In a majority opinion in a 2009 case involving the conflict of interest of a state Supreme Court justice in West Virginia, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote: Courts, in our system, elaborate principles of law in the course of resolving disputes. The power and the prerogative of a court to perform this function rest, in the end, upon the respect accorded to its judgments. Our ethically permissive Supreme Court - Supreme Court Our ethically permissive Supreme Court - Supreme Court
AP Photo/Ron EdmondsSupreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia attends a ceremony for the 2008 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the East Room at the White House in Washington. In a time of multibillion-dollar corporate profits with little apparent trickle-down, working people losing their homes while the financial industry enjoys nine-figure government bailouts, and the erosion of all our 401(k) plans every time Greece or Spain wobbles, the competition for the most depressing news story on any given day is stiff. But for Nov. 10, 2011, there is a clear winner. On that day in Washington, D.C., the nine distinguished justices of the Supreme Court of the United States met to decide which of a number of petitions they would hear in the coming term. Ethical lapse of U.S. Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas Ethical lapse of U.S. Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas
Supreme Court Center: Supreme Court: Present Justices Clerk to Chief - Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. John Roberts, who once was the law clerk to the late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquest, has now taken his place on the Court as Chief Justice. Besides his clerkship, Justice Roberts gained familiarity with the Court from the other side of the bench: He argued 39 cases as an attorney appearing before the Court, placing him among the country's most experienced Supreme Court litigators. Supreme Court Center: Supreme Court: Present Justices
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A 1o a.m. Tuesday, the Supreme Court will return to the often-disputed issue of requiring non-union workers to financially support unions that represent them. In the case of Harris v. Quinn, arguing for a group of home-care providers resisting unionization will be William L. Messenger of Springfield, Virginia, a lawyer with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, with thirty minutes of time.