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Background: Jeffrey S. Sutton
In his writings and speeches, Mr. Sutton has advanced a view that pits the federal government against the states, doing violence to notions of cooperative federalism that underlie most environmental, health, and safety legislation.

Fact Sheet regarding Myers's opposition to public access to the courts
William Myers’ Views on Access to the Courts Violate Ninth Circuit Precedent and Would Effectively Bar Many Vital Environmental and Other Public Interest Claims.

Sixth Circuit Nominee Jeffrey S. Sutton: A Threat to the Constitution and Fundamental Environmental Protections
Sixth Circuit Nominee Jeffrey S. Sutton: A Threat to the Constitution and Fundamental Environmental Protections.

Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and the Environment Post-Hearing Talking Points
Reasons why environmental organizations oppose the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Would John Roberts Deny Your Access to Our Courts?
Throughout his legal career, Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts, Jr. has supported policies, arguments and decisions that would restrict access to courts by average Americans.

Judge Alito’s Nomination Threatens Access to Justice
As a Supreme Court justice, Judge Alito could essentially rewrite the Constitution to establish new barriers to justice for people who want to ensure that environmental laws are upheld and enforced.

Judge Alito’s Nomination Threatens Safeguards for the Environment and Public Health
Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr.’s record indicates that his nomination to a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court endangers laws that Americans rely upon, including fundamental safeguards for public health and the environment.

William Myers’ Nomination to a Lifetime Seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals Threatens Environmental and Other Protections
William Myers’ Nomination to a Lifetime Seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals Threatens Environmental and Other Protections.

Myers Talking Points
William Myers’ Nomination to a Lifetime U.S. Court of Appeals Judgeship Threatens a Wide Range of Environmental and Other Protections.

William H. Pryor: A Remarkable Record of Hostility Toward Federal Environmental Protections
In speeches, law review articles and legal briefs, Alabama Attorney General William H. Pryor has enthusiastically argued that many of our most cherished federal environmental safeguards are unconstitutional.

The True Spirit of The Union”: How the Commerce Clause Helped Build America and Why the Corporate Right Wants to Shrink It Today
People For the American Way Foundation report By Jamie Raskin, Senior Fellow, People For the American Way

The Commerce Clause and the Environment
Earthjustice Exectutive Director Buck Parker discusses The Commerce Clause and its relation to Environmental Law.

"Unfit to Judge" Myers Post-Hearing
Hearing and Post-Hearing Record Reinforces the Case Against the Confirmation of William G. Myers III.

Report of PFAW on Myers
Report of People For the American Way in Opposition to the Nomination of William G. Myers III to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Janice Rogers Brown and the Environment: A Dangerous Choice for a Critical Court
Justice Brown’s unfathomably bleak view of Americans and the motives and operation of the United States government animates her determination to resort to judicial activism to reduce the ability of government to enact and enforce a wide range of accepted safeguards.

Earthjustice urges the Senate to oppose the pending nomination of federal district judge D. Brooks Smith
Analysis of D. Brooks Smith's position on Federalism and the Commerce Clause, and his anti-environmental rulings