Skip Navigation
Judging the Environment judicial nominations photo
 

A project tracking federal judicial nominations and courts.


Reports and Analysis

 

Issue
Nominees
 

 

Beyond the Toad: Judge Roberts Needs To Explain His Views On Congressional Authority
Judge Roberts Needs To Explain His Views On Congressional Authority To Protect The Environment, And On Citizens’ Access To Courts.

Lawrence J. Block’s Troubling Record on Takings
Mr. Block's record and his answers to the Senate Judiciary Committee Questionnaire for Judicial Nominees suggest that he would apply an extreme approach to takings law that would conflict with unanimous Supreme Court rulings.

Anti-Environmental Record of Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen: Renominated to a Lifetime Seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen has been re-nominated to a lifetime seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit despite the very serious environmental and other concerns with her record.

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.

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.

H.R. 4772, A “Hammer to the Head” to Local Communities
Federal “takings” legislation, reported out of the House Judiciary Committee in July 2006, would make it harder for local communities to fight crime and fires, regulate adult entertainment clubs, reduce pollution, and protect open space.

"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