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Elevating the Role of Judges and the Courts as an Environmental Issue

No one in America is above the law. When big corporations release toxic pollution into the air we breathe and water we drink, the courts give citizens the ability to seek justice and fight back against polluters and destructive industries harming their communities.

Earthjustice Action serves a much-needed role in ensuring that our courts are front and center in environmental politics. We help confirm federal judges who recognize that the government has a responsibility to protect the environment, public health, and public lands for all people. And we help educate voters on the critical importance of having federal judges who uphold laws and regulations that protect the environment and public health.

Environmental laws are only as strong as the judges who uphold them.

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Earthjustice Action Launches Ad Campaign Thanking U.S. Senators for Supporting the Nomination of Nancy Abudu

On August 3, Earthjustice Action launched a digital ad campaign thanking U.S. Senators for supporting the nomination of Nancy Abudu to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The ad buy targeted: Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)…

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Earthjustice Action Celebrates Confirmation of 75th Biden Judicial Pick

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Elizabeth Wilson Hanes to the federal district court for the eastern district of Virginia, making her the 75th lifetime judge of the Biden Administration, the fastest pace on judicial confirmations in the last 60…

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Earthjustice Action Launches Video Ad Campaign Following West Virginia v. EPA Decision

On July 8, Earthjustice Action launched a video ad campaign in Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania highlighting the Supreme Court’s recent West Virginia v. EPA decision. The ad detailed the anti-environmental actions of the Supreme Court while highlighting the efforts of…

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West Virginia v. EPA Decision Highlights What’s at Stake in This Year’s Elections

By: Geoffrey Nolan The most radical Supreme Court in a generation closed out a whirlwind term this year by curtailing the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate greenhouse gases and combat the climate crisis. In a 6-3…

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Earthjustice Action Applauds Historic Confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. Confirmed with bipartisan support, Justice Jackson will be the first Black woman to serve on the court in history. After the confirmation vote, Earthjustice Action Executive…

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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Earthjustice Action Calls on Senators to Confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee completed confirmation hearings on the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Judge Jackson will be the first Black woman to serve on the court. Following the conclusion…

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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Leading Environmental Groups Launch Ad Campaign in Key States to Support Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Earthjustice Action, the League of Conservation Voters, and the Sierra Club launched a digital ad campaign in support of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. When confirmed, Judge Jackson will make history…

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Earthjustice Action Launches Ad Campaign in Key States to Support Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court

On March 14, Earthjustice Action joined the League of Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club and launched a digital ad campaign in support of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. When confirmed, Judge Jackson will make…

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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Earthjustice Action Celebrates U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson and Urges Swift Senate Confirmation

WASHINGTON—Today, President Joe Biden will announce the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Judge Jackson will be the first Black woman to serve on the Court in its 233-year history. In response, Earthjustice Action Executive…

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Earthjustice Action Ad Campaign Thanks U.S. Senators for Supporting Biden Nominee Holly Thomas

On January 21, Earthjustice Action launched an ad campaign to thank Senators Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and Alex Padilla (D-CA) for supporting President Biden’s nominee for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gabriel Sanchez, who was confirmed on January 20 with…

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