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Billy Corriher is the Director of Research for Legal Progress at American Progress, where his work focuses on state courts and the influence of judicial elections and campaign contributions on judges. Corriher has written about these issues in op-eds for USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, and The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has also drafted blog posts on these topics for ThinkProgress, RealClearPolitics, The Advocate, The Huffington Post, and others. Corriher has been interviewed about the influence of money in judicial elections by NPR’s “Fresh Air,” Mother Jones, “Ali Velshi On Target” at Al Jazeera America, Bloomberg, and several local media outlets. Before joining American Progress, Corriher wrote a weekly blog post for the Harvard Law & Policy Review blog on federal appellate court cases and other legal/policy matters. Before attending law school, he worked as a local government reporter for the Clayton News-Daily in Jonesboro, Georgia.

Corriher received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He received a law degree and master’s in business administration from Georgia State University, graduating with honors in 2009.

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Redistricting and RepresentationCenter for American ProgressDecember 5, 2016
Preventing Problems at the Polls: PennsylvaniaCenter for American ProgressOctober 27, 2016
Elected Judges Rule Against LGBT Rights More Often Than Appointed JudgesCenter for American ProgressOctober 13, 2016
Preventing Problems at the Polls: OhioCenter for American ProgressOctober 11, 2016
Preventing Problems at the Polls: WisconsinCenter for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2016
House Committee Ignores States’ Rights by Interfering with Exxon Mobil Climate Denial ProbeCenter for American ProgressSeptember 14, 2016
Big Business Is Still Dominating State Supreme CourtsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 1, 2016
State or Federal Court?Center for American ProgressAugust 8, 2016
Forfeiting the American DreamCenter for American ProgressApril 1, 2016
Justice Waits for a Nine-Member Supreme CourtCenter for American ProgressMarch 14, 2016
The Supreme Court Vacancy Shines a Spotlight on the Judicial Vacancy CrisisCenter for American ProgressFebruary 25, 2016
North Carolina Supreme Court Disregards U.S. Supreme Court in Redistricting CaseCenter for American ProgressJanuary 20, 2016
Southern Judges Continue to Defy SCOTUS on Marriage EqualityThe AdvocateDecember 9, 2015
A Handful of Elected State Judges Continue to Deny Marriage EqualityCenter for American ProgressDecember 1, 2015
More Money, More ProblemsCenter for American ProgressOctober 26, 2015
Voting Rights Advocates Turn to North Carolina Courts, Stacked by Campaign CashCenter for American ProgressSeptember 2, 2015
Infographic: RFRA RepercussionsCenter for American ProgressMay 7, 2015
Supreme Court: Judges Aren’t Politicians, and States Can Bar Them From Soliciting Campaign CashCenter for American ProgressApril 30, 2015
Judicial Elections Make It Impossible for Alabama Judges to Protect Individual RightsCenter for American ProgressMarch 26, 2015
Same-Sex Marriage: Flouting the Supreme CourtNewsweekFebruary 10, 2015
Dirty Water, Dirty Money: Coal Ash and the Attack on North Carolina’s CourtsCenter for American ProgressJanuary 21, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court Could Allow Judges in 30 States to Solicit Campaign Contributions from Wealthy DonorsCenter for American ProgressJanuary 15, 2015
The Million Dollar Judges of 2014Center for American ProgressDecember 12, 2014
Dirty Money, Dirty WaterCenter for American ProgressNovember 17, 2014
In Texas, No Justice for Injured PatientsCenter for American ProgressOctober 21, 2014
Keeping Campaign Cash Out of North Carolina CourtsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 30, 2014
Koch Brothers and D.C. Conservatives Spending Big on Nonpartisan State Supreme Court RacesCenter for American ProgressAugust 11, 2014
State Judicial Ethics Rules Fail to Address Flood of Campaign Cash from Lawyers and LitigantsCenter for American ProgressMay 7, 2014
Most States Flunk a Test of Their Recusal RulesCenter for American ProgressMay 7, 2014
Supreme Court’s Campaign Finance Jurisprudence Displays a Naïve View of Political CorruptionCenter for American ProgressApril 2, 2014
Conservative Politicians are Lashing Out at Courts that Order Equal Funding for EducationCenter for American ProgressMarch 27, 2014
Chris Christie’s War on Judicial IndependenceCenter for American ProgressFebruary 4, 2014
Criminals and Campaign CashCenter for American ProgressOctober 28, 2013
Judging the High Court JusticesCenter for American ProgressAugust 20, 2013
Dodging a Billion-Dollar VerdictCenter for American ProgressAugust 14, 2013
Fixing Wisconsin’s Dysfunctional Supreme Court ElectionsCenter for American ProgressJuly 29, 2013
Clarence Thomas: The Anti-Thurgood MarshallCenter for American ProgressJuly 9, 2013
State and Federal Courts: The Last Stand in Voting RightsCenter for American ProgressJune 25, 2013
Voters Overwhelmingly Support Judicial Election ReformsCenter for American ProgressJune 21, 2013
No Justice for the InjuredCenter for American ProgressMay 15, 2013
NRA Working to Elect Pro-Gun Judges and ProsecutorsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 14, 2013
Campaign Finance Laws Fail as Corporate Money Floods Judicial RacesCenter for American ProgressJanuary 15, 2013
The Million Dollar Judges of 2012Center for American ProgressJanuary 15, 2013
Public Financing of Judicial Races Can Give Small Donors a Decisive RoleCenter for American ProgressDecember 12, 2012
Strong Recusal Rules Are Crucial to Judicial IntegrityCenter for American ProgressNovember 20, 2012
Money Undermines Judges’ ImpartialityUSA TodayNovember 12, 2012
Merit Selection and Retention Elections Keep Judges Out of PoliticsCenter for American ProgressNovember 1, 2012
Partisan Judicial Elections and the Distorting Influence of Campaign CashCenter for American ProgressOctober 25, 2012
Disclosure Laws Needed to Ensure Transparency in Judicial ElectionsCenter for American ProgressOctober 16, 2012
Special Interests Tip the Scales of Justice in Favor of CorporationsHuffington PostAugust 30, 2012
Big Business Taking over State Supreme CourtsCenter for American ProgressAugust 13, 2012