Why Courts Matter: Reproductive Rights
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.
The Conservative Takeover of State Judiciaries
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.
Big Business Taking over State Supreme Courts
Report Report from Billy Corriher documents how corporations are bending judges to their will through campaign cash.
Progressives Must Take Back Courts
Regardless of where you live, or what issues you care about, all Americans deserve a judiciary that works, writes Andrew Blotky.
Federal Courts in Crisis
On April 17, the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Committee for a Fair Judiciary discussed the process and politics of judicial confirmations, the impact of the judicial vacancies crisis, and solutions for 2012 and beyond.
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.
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.
Who Will Republicans Choose When It Comes to the Nation’s Courts?
It is time for Senate Republicans to take up the business of the nation's courts and address the nearly 200 million Americans living in jurisdictions with courts unable to function as designed.
We the People
Video A panel from the American Idea Conference examines the idea that the core values enshrined in the U.S. Constitution are the same values that have made America exceptional since its founding.
Making the Court a Priority for Progressives
Andrew Blotky argues in The Huffington Post that it's time for progressives to unite and support getting more progressive judges on the federal bench.
It’s Senate’s Duty to Confirm Judges
It is time for the Senate to do what the Constitution commands—advise and consent to the nomination of qualified judges, write Andrew Blotky and Doug Kendall.
Worse Than Lochner
Ian Millhiser examines the growing movement on the American right that believes that nearly 100 years' worth of major legislation violates the Constitution, and what this means for future judicial opinions.
The Goodwin Liu Nomination: Impaired Judgment
Ian Millhiser writes that the Senate's vote on Liu sends a clear message to any of the nation's brightest constitutional thinkers who hope to someday be able to serve on the federal bench: stop talking.