Good Law | Bad Law #81 - WHAT IS STACKING THE COURTS? W/ Nan Aron

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Nan Aron, President of the Alliance for Justice and a leading progressive voice on matters related to the federal judiciary to discuss judicial selection. We wanted to continue talking about this incredibly important topic and present a different perspective having already talked with Grover Joseph Rees about Judicial Selection in episode 76.

 

The Alliance for Justice believes that all Americans have the right to secure justice in the courts and to have their voices heard when government makes decisions that affect their lives. The AFJ is a national association of 130 organizations, representing a broad array of groups committed to progressive values and the creation of an equitable, just, and free society.

 

Nan is an unrivaled expert on the legal framework, importance, and assessment of nonprofit advocacy activities. She started the AFJ in 1979 after working as a staff attorney for the ACLU’s National Prison Project, where she challenged conditions in state prison systems through lawsuits in federal and state courts, and later as a trial attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission where she litigated race and sex discrimination cases against companies and unions in federal and district courts.

 

On today’s episode, Aaron and Nan talk about a recent review by the Senate Judiciary Committee Minority Members which you can find here. The committee looked at the Republican efforts to stack federal courts.

 

For a conservative take on Trump’s judicial appointments, see episode #76 with Grover Joseph Rees.

To learn more about the Alliance for Justice visit their website https://www.afj.org/.

 

Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Nan Aron