These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
Overall, we rate Alliance for Justice Left biased based on advocacy for liberal justices and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information.
Factual Reporting: HIGH Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 1979, the Alliance for Justice (AFJ) is a progressive judicial advocacy group in the United States. AFJ monitors federal judicial appointments and represents a coalition of 100 politically liberal groups that have an interest in the federal judiciary. The Alliance for Justice presents a liberal viewpoint on legal issues. According to their about page “AFJ works to ensure that the federal judiciary advances core constitutional values, preserves human rights and unfettered access to the courts, and adheres to the even-handed administration of justice for all Americans.” The current president is Nan Aron, who is also the original founder. AFJ was also instrumental in the defeat of Ronald Reagan’s Supreme Court pick, Robert Bork.
The Alliance for Justice is funded through donations with a budget of over 7 million dollars per year. AFJ fully discloses their financials on the website. A review of their contributions reveals a record of 100% donations to Democrats.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Alliance for Justice is opposed to conservative judges, especially those who are anti-abortion. They use moderate loaded language when describing Conservatives/Trump such as this: Trump’s Judicial Nominees: A Threat to Our Justice System. The information contained in articles is factually sourced to credible media and/or .gov information. AFJ is strongly opposed to President Trump’s nominee for the SCOTUS, Brett Kavanaugh. In general, AFJ advocates for liberal justices.
Overall, we rate Alliance for Justice Left biased based on advocacy for liberal justices and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 10/3/2018) Updated (12/9/2019)