Issue Brief Public financing programs can drastically limit the opportunity for lawyers, corporations, or others to influence the law through campaign contributions, and can make smaller donors more important to the process.
Issue Brief Mandatory recusal rules would go a long way toward ensuring citizens that judges and by extension, justices, can be bought.
The Court’s potential decision to review the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 will impact thousands of same-sex couples nationwide.
Issue Brief Andrew Blotky and Sandhya Bathija on the state of judicial emergencies in the nation.
Most Americans don't know how or why a federal judge is chosen. This infographic outlines the federal judicial nomination process step by step.
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.
Video CAP's Ian Millhiser describes how conservatives have politicized the U.S. Constitution and offers insight into what our founding document actually says.
Report Report from Billy Corriher documents how corporations are bending judges to their will through campaign cash.
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.