The Alliance for Justice is a left-of-center legal policy coalition composed of over 100 organizations. The group is best known for the Judicial Selection Project, which seeks to promote left-wing and Democratic-appointed judges while defeating conservative and Republican-appointed judges.  The project has helped to turn the process of nominating judges into a highly partisan process.
In addition, the AFJ has received funding from numerous prominent left-of-center funders, including the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation associated with billionaire progressive investor Warren Buffett and his family, the Open Society Foundations associated with billionaire liberal investor George Soros, the Ford Foundation, and the California Endowment, among others.
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The alliance was founded in 1979 by Nan Aron, a former American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) staff attorney. In 1985, it launched the Judicial Selection Project to monitor judicial appointments. The project gathered opposition research in order to mount full-fledged campaigns against then-President Ronald Reagan’s judicial appointments.
In 1987, the group claimed its most famous scalp when it was part of the effort to defeat the Supreme Court nomination of D.C. Court of Appeals Judge Robert Bork. Aron claimed that the assault on Bork was “in triple gear” and that AFJ had constructed most of the case against him. Before the Bork confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominations were largely limited to the qualifications of the judges. The politics of the justices rarely played a role in the confirmation hearings. At the time, Aron told Time Magazine, “This battle won’t involve smoking guns or skeletons. It’s going to come down to philosophy.” 
The AFJ led the fight against Clarence Thomas when he was appointed by President George H.W. Bush. When President George W. Bush nominated John Roberts and then Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, the AFJ also led the fight against their confirmations.
The most notable aspect of the organization is the Judicial Selection Project which tracks potential judicial nominees. The project helps disseminate damaging information about conservative judicial nominees.
AFJ’s largest project by budget is its advocacy work, called Bolder Advocacy. It works on educating left-wing groups on how to promote liberal policies by offering guidance on what the IRS defines as “allowable lobbying.” It also provides help on everything from influencing ballot propositions to forming an organization.
The organization also makes documentaries through its First Monday documentary series. These are documentaries that are targeted at law students, encouraging them to work on various left-wing causes. For example in 2001, the Surdna Foundation donated $100,000 to AFJ to help build a network to advance gun control efforts. That year, AFJ released a documentary called America Up In Arms and Deadly Business: How the Gun Industry and the NRA Market Mayhem.
Alliance for Justice Action Campaign
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In 2015, AFJ took in $4 million and spent $4.5 million. It had $4.3 million in net assets. The Bolder Advocacy work was the most expensive program area, costing $2.2 million. The Judicial Selection Project expended $1.2 million.
The Alliance for Justice has received money from numerous left-of-center foundations and labor unions. The Ford Foundation has given the organization $3.36 million, the Atlantic Foundation has given it $2.45 million, and George Soros’ Open Society Foundations has given it $1.6 million. 
The AFJ claims it has over 120 member organizations. Those members include American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Consumers Union, Drug Policy Alliance, Earthjustice, NARAL, National Education Association, Planned Parenthood, the Sierra Club, and Transgender Law Center.
Abby Levine is the current director of the Bolder Advocacy Project. Levine was the Public Policy Analyst for the National Council of Nonprofit Associations.