How You Can Join the
Campaign for Federal Judicial Reform
Eagle Forum's Court Watch offers the following suggestions for grassroots Americans wishing to convert America's courts from engines of injustice to instruments of justice. A comprehensive reform campaign requires attacks on three fronts:
The message that we must understand and convey is that the injustice of the current federal
judiciary is an intensely real and relevant problem, but also a resolvable problem.
Many fine materials are available for this effort:
- Courting Justice: A Guide to Federal Judicial Reform is a basic manual written for all
concerned Americans to equip them for the battle; it is available from Eagle Forum or the Blackstone
- Audio tapes and printed materials addressing a wide spectrum of relevant issues (included, but not limited to, an examination of America's cultural and constitutional decline, a defense of
judicial restraint and philosophical conservatism, and a defense of Christians' responsibility to be
involved in public life) are also available from the Blackstone Institute;
- A special video taped T. V. show focusing on the Courting Justice Campaign is available from
the Blackstone Institute;
- Additional materials are periodically posted on the websites of Eagle Forum's Court Watch and
the Blackstone Institute.
Be personally involved:
- Sign up with Eagle Forum's Court Watch to receive frequent Alerts and Briefs regarding
judicial nominations and other judicial reforms (urgent alerts require e-mail addresses or fax numbers);
- Contact your leaders in Washington and your state capitals as suggested in the Alerts you receive;
- Confront your leaders in person when they are in your area;
- In contacting leaders, the most effective methods are phone calls (for urgent matters) and personal letters (for matters where time allows);
- All messages should be clear, concise, and courteous;
- During election campaigns, question candidates regarding their views of the courts and judicial
- Utilize talk shows and other broadcasting opportunities to deliver our message;
- Write letters to the editor and utilize other opportunities provided by print journalism to deliver
- Recruit additional Courting Justice Campaign supporters from existing groups--civic clubs,
professional organizations, church and parachurch organizations, etc.; naming a "Court Watch
Chairman" within such a group can be most helpful;
- Build your own "Court Watch Committee" composed of a Chairman with an e-mail or fax
(essential to receiving urgent Alerts as well as other vital materials) and other concerned
citizens; develop a communications network such as a phone tree or e-mail, and/or fax group
which can be activated by that Chairman;
- Develop a "3 x 3" communication system which can be used by itself or as a part of the
group activity described above: find three individuals/couples, each of whom is committed to
contact three other individuals/couples who agree to act on our Alerts and other information as
they reach you; if even two of the three individuals/couples in each link responded and the
network included just twelve levels, 4,096 concerned Americans could be reached in a very
short time. What an army!
The Blackstone Brigade offers Americans the opportunity to be involved in a unique prayer
ministry regarding the federal courts.
- Members of the Brigade will be assigned a specific federal court (or may choose a court) for
which they commit to pray daily.
- Each Brigade member receives a "prayer marker" naming his/her court to assist in
remembering the responsibility and privilege of intercessory prayer;
- All Brigade members also will receive periodic court updates and alerts with information to
assist their prayer efforts.
To join the Blackstone Brigade, contact the Blackstone Institute.
TO JOIN THE VITALLY IMPORTANT COURTING JUSTICE CAMPAIGN,