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What's At Stake: Fair Judges Overview
Environmental protection depends on the law and its enforcement to a greater degree than most other progressive causes. Federal judges often decide the fate of safeguards for clean air, clean water, endangered species, and special natural places. When agency officials allow corporations illegally to pollute the air we breathe, or when industry claims that clean water protections are unconstitutional, Americans rely on fair and independent judges to apply, enforce, and uphold the laws that protect people and our environment.
Our dependence on courts increases when we face hostile initiatives from the executive and legislative branches. The American people need federal court judges who will decide cases not on the basis of their own political views, but on a fair and reasonable interpretation of the law.
Federal Judges: Environmental Safeguards In The Balance
Federal trial and appellate court judges decide the fate of many long-standing environmental protections.
United States District Courts
United States Courts of Appeal
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States Supreme Court
What's At Stake
In each of these categories, there are federal judges with anti-environmental agendas who have attempted to roll back vital health and environmental protections by overturning or eviscerating the rights of average Americans.