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.
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.
NRA Working to Elect Pro-Gun Judges and Prosecutors
Using a front group, the NRA has spent millions of dollars to influence the elections of state supreme court judges and attorneys general nationwide.
Campaign Finance Laws Fail as Corporate Money Floods Judicial Races
Report This compilation of recent reports describes the distorting influence of campaign cash and suggests policy solutions to mitigate these problems.
Public Financing of Judicial Races Can Give Small Donors a Decisive Role
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.
Strong Recusal Rules Are Crucial to Judicial Integrity
Issue Brief Mandatory recusal rules would go a long way toward ensuring citizens that judges and by extension, justices, can be bought.
Same-Sex Couples and the Supreme Court: What to Expect in the Coming Weeks
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.
Infographic: An Easy Guide to Federal Judicial Nominations
Most Americans don't know how or why a federal judge is chosen. This infographic outlines the federal judicial nomination process step by step.