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Why Courts Matter: Reproductive Rights

Planned Parenthood rally article icon 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.

By April Carson and Liz Chen | Friday, October 5, 2012

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.

By Todd Phillips and Andrew Blotky | Monday, August 13, 2012

Big Business Taking over State Supreme Courts

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Billy Corriher documents how corporations are bending judges to their will through campaign cash.

By Billy Corriher | Monday, August 13, 2012

Why Courts Matter

article icon 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.

By Andrew Blotky and Kimberly Barton | Thursday, July 12, 2012

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.

By Andrew Blotky | Sunday, May 6, 2012

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.

Tuesday, April 17, 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

Voter Suppression 101

article icon Issue Brief Scott Keyes, Ian Millhiser, Tobin Van Ostern, and Abraham White expose the voter suppression efforts underway across the country.

By Scott Keyes, Ian Millhiser, Tobin Van Ostern, and Abraham White | Wednesday, April 4, 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

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.

By April Carson | Friday, January 13, 2012

We the People

play_alt icon 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.

Monday, November 21, 2011

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.

By Andrew Blotky | Thursday, October 20, 2011

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.

By Andrew Blotky and Doug Kendall | Wednesday, August 3, 2011

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.

By Ian Millhiser | Friday, June 3, 2011

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.

By Ian Millhiser | Wednesday, June 1, 2011