Supreme Court Justices Abe Fortas, Stephen Bryen, Louis Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are known as ‘liberals’ and ‘progressives,’ but all have histories of being closely connected to a state long known for a deeply discriminatory system… and at times of taking actions that benefited that state
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Will Ketanji Brown Jackson be able to transcend her pro-Israel influences?
An extraordinary constellation of pro-Israel influences have pervaded Ketanji Brown Jackson’s life and in some cases assisted her career… As a Supreme Court Justice, will she be able to live up to her pledge to interpret the law ‘without fear or favor’ ? In the past, a Supreme Court ruling influenced by Israel partisans destroyed a 200-year American tradition…
Texas: home of the latest fight for the right to boycott Israel
This Palestinian American is fighting a Texas law that requires him to renounce his right to boycott Israel – the country that turned his family into refugees 73 years ago and continues to oppress them to this day. Israel loyalists have inserted these anti-boycott laws in 30 states around the country, despite the fact that the right to boycott has long been an American principle used by people of diverse political backgrounds.
Flashback: AIPAC claims victory in Supreme Court ruling (1998)
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee claimed victory in a 9-year-old legal standoff with critics of U.S. policy toward Israel. The Supreme Court ruling made it unlikely that the pro-Israel lobby would have to disclose information about its membership and expenditures… An attorney for AIPAC said the high court “did exactly what we asked.” Stephen Breyer wrote the opinion (RBG concurred)…