Meet Yaheiry Mora: Earthjustice Action’s New Political Director

Activist and advocate Yaheiry Mora brings over a decade of experience grounded in the labor and immigrant rights movement to Earthjustice Action. As the Founding Director of CASA in Action, the largest Immigrant Rights organization in the Mid-Atlantic region, she built CASA in Action’s electioneering and PAC infrastructure from the ground up while leading the…

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A Celebration of 2023 Judicial Confirmations and a Hopeful Outlook in 2024

Photo by: Nick Wolf | Earthjustice Action Blog by: Geoffrey Nolan | Earthjustice Action When President Biden first took office, he pledged to prioritize the nomination and confirmation of fair-minded, highly qualified judges to the federal judiciary. During the Trump Administration, the Republican-controlled Senate confirmed a record number of judges for lifetime appointments on the…

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Earthjustice Action, League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, and Sierra Club Announce Six-Figure Ad Buy Urging Senate to Confirm President Biden’s Judicial Nominees

The United States Supreme Court building also known as The Marble Palace in Washington, DC.

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Earthjustice Action, League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCVEF), and the Sierra Club announced a six-figure digital ad campaign urging key U.S. Senators to continue confirming President Joe Biden’s judicial nominees as quickly as possible. The effort highlighted the negative consequences of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision Sackett v. EPA, which ruled…

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Tell Your Senators to Confirm Judicial Nominees Today and Help Protect Our Waters

The United States Supreme Court recently ruled that more than half of the 118 million acres of wetlands in the U.S. are no longer protected by the Clean Water Act, putting precious habitats and water resources at risk. Wetlands are critical to improving freshwater quality, preventing floods, protecting shorelines from erosion, providing habitats for fish…

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It’s Time for an Ethics Code for the Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court building also known as The Marble Palace in Washington, DC.

Photo by: Nick Wolf | Earthjustice Action Blog by: Geoff Nolan | Earthjustice Action It’s another day and another ethics scandal for the United States Supreme Court. Recently, ProPublica published a bombshell report detailing the ethical lapses of another justice sitting on the bench of our nation’s highest court. This time, Justice Samuel Alito failed…

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Tell Your Senators to Confirm Judicial Nominees Today!

President Biden has made it a priority to nominate more people to the federal bench from underrepresented backgrounds in terms of race, gender, and professional experience and continues to deliver on this promise. Thus far, 129 exceptional Biden judges have been confirmed, most notably U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. But timely progress has…

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Senate Confirms Biden’s 100th Judge in Critical Step toward Rebalancing the Judiciary

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Gina Mendez-Miro as a district judge for Puerto Rico, making her the 100th judge nominated by President Joe Biden to be confirmed. Following the vote, Earthjustice Action Executive Director Marjorie Mulhall issued the following statement:  “Our environmental laws are only as strong as the judges who uphold them, and…

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With an Expanded Democratic Senate Majority Comes Good News for Judicial Nominations

By: Geoffrey Nolan It’s the start of a new year, and a new Congress has begun in Washington, DC. With the midterm elections behind us, Earthjustice Action is ready to face the new challenges and opportunities of a politically divided Congress.   But first the good news. The 2022 midterms defied expectations. Democratic candidates performed well…

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Earthjustice Action Launches Ad Campaign Urging Swift Confirmation of Biden’s Judicial Nominees

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Earthjustice Action launched a digital ad campaign urging key U.S. Senators to confirm President Joe Biden’s judicial nominees. The ad buy urges Senators to quickly confirm Bradley Garcia, Julie Rikelman, Rachel Bloomekatz, and Nancy Abudu to the DC Circuit, 1st Circuit, 6th Circuit, and 11th Circuit, respectively. The digital ads will run in…

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Earthjustice Action Applauds Democratic Senate Victories, Urges Georgia Voters to Vote for the Environment in Senate Run-Off

WASHINGTON, DC–Last weekend, Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto defeated Republican Adam Laxalt in the Nevada Senate race—maintaining the Democrat’s majority in the U.S. Senate. This win followed the victory of Mark Kelly in Arizona and John Fetterman in Pennsylvania.   Earthjustice Action engaged environmental supporters in Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania with a six-figure ad buy urging…

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