A CAP Action report explains why merit-selection systems and retention elections are a good way to keep judges free from politicization of elections.
Issue Brief Reasonable minds can differ over whether to elect judges, but it is clear that electing judges in partisan elections leads to a myriad of problems.
Issue Brief Disclosure laws for corporation and individual donations to judicial elections allow voters to know who's spending money on electing certain judges—and whose side those judges will be on in trial.
Issue Brief When it comes to issues of women’s rights and health, the federal judiciary will continue to play an instrumental role, and we must actively engage in shaping its composition.
Video CAP's Ian Millhiser describes how conservatives have politicized the U.S. Constitution and offers insight into what our founding document actually says.
Todd Phillips and Andrew Blotky summarize the history behind legislative pushes that would enable governors to replace competent state judges, a power that would, in practice, result in more conservative replacements in states across the country.
Issue Brief Andrew Blotky and Kimberly Barton look at recent and ongoing court cases that demonstrate how much is at stake for the LGBT community.
Joy Moses says the Supreme Court, with its ruling in Miller v. Alabama, has set a path to provide additional safeguards for largely poor and black youthful offenders.
Lucy Panza laments the decision by the North Carolina Senate to not compensate the victims who suffered this fate over five decades into the 1970s.
Inimai Chettiar and Will Bunting argue that the mass incarceration of the elderly is unnecessary and expensive.
Issue Brief Cory Welt argues that the U.S. Senate should consider U.S.-Russian trade relations and human rights enforcement seriously, separately, and simultaneously.
The Center for American Progress co-hosted an event last week on the judicial vacancies in Texas and the nation.
Sophia Kerby examines some of the most troubling racial disparities in our criminal-justice system and makes the case for a new movement for racial justice in America.