Chris Christie’s War on Judicial Independence
Report New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is engaged in an unprecedented effort to pack the state supreme court with justices who will rule the way he wants.
The Voting Rights Playbook
Report In addition to addressing the aggressive voter suppression tactics that states have taken post-Shelby County, this report details the importance and power of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act and the tools that remain in Sections 2 and 3 to combat voting-related discrimination.
Religious Liberty for Some or Religious Liberty for All?
Issue Brief The conservative campaign for “religious liberty” undermines fairness and liberty for all.
The Supreme Court Considers Compulsory Prayer
Mandating prayer at local town board meetings mixes government and religion in a way that is harmful to both.
Criminals and Campaign Cash
Report The findings of a new CAP analysis show that as campaign cash increased, the courts studied began to rule more often in favor of prosecutors and against criminal defendants.
Greece v. Galloway: Why We Should Care About Legislative Prayer
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.
Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius: Crafting a Dangerous Precedent
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.
Infographic: From the Civil Rights Era to the Present
Although our nation has made great progress since the civil rights era, the struggle for economic opportunity and equality in America continues.
The March on Washington: Looking Back on 50 Years
The march helped advance the cause of economic justice, and although conservative efforts to defeat this progress have had some success, there is cause for optimism and a need for action.
Judging the High Court Justices
Proposed changes to North Carolina’s judicial election code would weaken judicial-oversight rules and allow more money into campaigns, which have the potential to seriously undermine citizens’ perceptions of their justice system.
Dodging a Billion-Dollar Verdict
Issue Brief A lawsuit alleges that State Farm secretly spent millions of dollars to help elect an Illinois Supreme Court justice who would later overturn a huge verdict entered against the insurance giant.
Fixing Wisconsin’s Dysfunctional Supreme Court Elections
Report This month a task force recommended that Wisconsin justices be limited to a single 16-year term.
Domestic Data Collection and Privacy Rights
John Podesta delivers remarks at a Center for American Progress Action Fund event with Sen. Ron Wyden.
Clarence Thomas: The Anti-Thurgood Marshall
With his recent comparison of affirmative action to slavery, Justice Clarence Thomas appears determined to undo the civil-rights and equal-justice accomplishments of his predecessor, Justice Thurgood Marshall.
Speaker Boehner’s Raid on the Treasury Enabled the Supreme Court to Strike Down DOMA
Using funds appropriated for congressional operations to fight court battles on behalf of the Defense of Marriage Act turned out to be a bad deal for taxpayers and DOMA supporters alike.