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Sandhya Bathija Archives

A Blueprint for Reclaiming Religious Liberty Post-Hobby Lobby

People pray in front of the Supreme Court. book_alt2 icon Report Religious liberty protections must strongly protect both individuals and religious institutions, but must be limited when the exercise imposes costs or burdens on others.

By Donna Barry, Sandhya Bathija, Laura E. Durso, Joshua Field, Carmel Martin, and Sally Steenland | Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Texas, Where Are the Judges?

Cornyn and Cruz article icon Issue Brief Federal court judicial vacancies in Texas are creating an untenable backlog of cases and denying Texans access to justice.

By Sandhya Bathija, Joshua Field, and Phillip Martin | Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Greece v. Galloway: Why We Should Care About Legislative Prayer

U.S. Supreme Court article icon Issue Brief The Supreme Court’s decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway will not only determine what is and is not permitted when it comes to legislative prayer but could also instruct all aspects of religion in the public sphere.

By Sandhya Bathija | Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius: Crafting a Dangerous Precedent

Hobby Lobby article icon Issue Brief A lawsuit brought by Hobby Lobby, a giant retailer, to avoid ACA compliance highlights why for-profit corporations do not have religious freedom rights.

By Julia Mirabella and Sandhya Bathija | Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Why Courts Matter

play_alt icon Video The federal courts will have an enormous impact on our lives and the future of the law. It's time progressives start making who sits on these courts a part of their advocacy efforts.

By Sandhya Bathija and Andrew Blotky | Thursday, June 27, 2013

5 Reasons Why Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act Enhances Our Democracy

I Voted article icon Issue Brief Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act has protected our right to vote and is needed to continue building a diverse electorate that includes all Americans.

By Sandhya Bathija | Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Federal Judicial Emergencies

article icon Issue Brief Andrew Blotky and Sandhya Bathija on the state of judicial emergencies in the nation.

By Andrew Blotky and Sandhya Bathija | Thursday, November 8, 2012

Infographic: An Easy Guide to Federal Judicial Nominations

Most Americans don't know how or why a federal judge is chosen. This infographic outlines the federal judicial nomination process step by step.

By Sandhya Bathija and April Carson | Thursday, November 8, 2012