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Keeping Low-Risk Elderly Prisoners Behind Bars Is a Budget Buster

Inimai Chettiar and Will Bunting argue that the mass incarceration of the elderly is unnecessary and expensive.

By Inimai Chettiar and Will Bunting | Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Real Victims of Voter ID Laws

play_alt icon Video CAP visits Wisconsin, one of a handful of states that have recently passed strict voter identification laws, to see how such laws disenfranchise voters.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Russia, Trade, and Human Rights

article icon 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.

By Cory Welt | Monday, April 30, 2012

Texas’s Judicial Emergencies and the Need for Senate Action

The Center for American Progress co-hosted an event last week on the judicial vacancies in Texas and the nation.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Top 10 Most Startling Facts About People of Color and Criminal Justice in the United States

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.

By Sophia Kerby | Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Who Is Joseph Kony?

play_alt icon Video Sasha Lezhnev of the Enough Project, a Center for American Progress partner organization, explains who Joseph Kony is, what has been done to stop his brutal tactics and what still needs to be done to bring him to justice.

By Sasha Lezhnev | Friday, March 9, 2012

Not Even Close

Ian Millhiser explains why the case against the Affordable Care Act won’t hold up before the Supreme Court.

By Ian Millhiser | Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Voter ID Laws Target the Most Vulnerable

Vanessa Cárdenas explains why states’ increasing voter ID requirements will prevent millions from participating in our political process.

By Vanessa Cárdenas | Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Regulating Corporate Influence on Our Elections

An event co-hosted by CAP and the American Constitution Society explores the role of corporate money in the 2012 election season.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Americans Agree: Corporations Aren’t People

Recent Legal Progress surveys on constitutional rights have found that concern over corporate favoritism continues to be a consistent concern among American voters across the political spectrum.

Monday, January 23, 2012

A Reproductive Justice Victory in North Carolina

North Carolina could be the first state to compensate victims for forced sterilization, marking a step in the right direction for human rights and reproductive justice, writes Lucy Panza.

By Lucy Panza | Friday, January 13, 2012

Criminal Justice Reform Can Help With State Fiscal Woes

Cutting back unsustainable prison spending would help state budget woes, writes Inimai Chettiar.

By Inimai Chettiar | Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It All Starts with Training

book_alt2 icon Report John Norris, Abigail Long, Sarah Margon, and David Abramowitz explain why the United States should invest more in conflict prevention training.

By John Norris, Abigail Long, and Sarah Margon | Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Enduring Importance of Civil Rights

Tom Perez, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, sat down with CAP President Neera Tanden this week to discuss how to make sure all citizens enjoy the basic rights upheld in the Constitution.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Words Still Matter, Even in the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will uphold the Affordable Care Act if the text of the Constitution means anything, writes Ian Millhiser.

By Ian Millhiser | Monday, November 14, 2011