Why Courts Matter
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.
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.
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.
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.
Supreme Court in 2013: Equal Justice Under Law?
Andrew Blotky writes about the significance of last week's Supreme Court decisions for all Americans.
Creating a Federal Right to Vote
Issue Brief The Supreme Court's decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is clearly a blow for voting rights, but it also serves as a wake-up call for Americans to become educated about the lack of protections in place to combat voting discrimination.
State and Federal Courts: The Last Stand in Voting Rights
Issue Brief The Supreme Court’s ruling in Shelby County v. Holder means that courts will play an even more important role in protecting the right to vote.
Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action shows diversity still matters
Andrew Blotky writes about today's Supreme Court ruling on the admissions program at the University of Texas.
Voters Overwhelmingly Support Judicial Election Reforms
Recent polling results indicate that the vast majority of voters want to eliminate the influence of campaign cash in judicial elections.
Marriage Equality and the Supreme Court
Issue Brief The Supreme Court’s rulings on two marriage equality cases have widespread implications for the future of LGBT rights.
No Justice for the Injured
Report An analysis of state supreme court rulings shows that an influx of corporate campaign cash is influencing judges to rule against those injured while on the job or by business entities such as hospitals.
5 Reasons Why Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act Enhances Our Democracy
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.