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Preventing Problems at the Polls: Wisconsin

Wisconsin voters article icon Issue Brief Wisconsin voters could face obstacles at the polls due to new laws making it tougher to vote and abolishing the state’s nonpartisan election administration agency. Here are some things to watch out for.

by Billy Corriher and Liz Kennedy | Monday, September 26, 2016

House Committee Ignores States’ Rights by Interfering with Exxon Mobil Climate Denial Probe

Climate change, republicans, and Exxon MobilState attorneys general are investigating Exxon Mobil for fraud—if members of the House science committee do not stand in their way.

by Billy Corriher | Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Big Business Is Still Dominating State Supreme Courts

state supreme court book_alt2 icon Report Many of the state supreme courts that have seen the most campaign cash—Ohio, Alabama, Texas, and Michigan—have voted more often for corporate defendants and against injured workers, consumers, and patients.

by Billy Corriher | Thursday, September 1, 2016

¿Tribunal estatal o federal?

The U.S. Supreme CourtUna guía para distinguir las diferencias y similitudes entre los tribunales estatales y federales, y explicar los retos que existen para los procesos de ambos sistemas judiciales.

by Anisha Singh and Billy Corriher | Wednesday, August 17, 2016

State or Federal Court?

The U.S. Supreme Court article icon Fact Sheet A guide to distinguish the differences and similarities between state and federal courts, and explain the challenges that exist for both court systems’ processes.

by Anisha Singh and Billy Corriher | Monday, August 8, 2016

Forfeiting the American Dream

Beonca Williams crosses the street with her 1-year-old son book_alt2 icon Report Reform is urgently needed to prevent civil asset forfeiture abuses from undermining public efforts to cut poverty and boost opportunity.

by Rebecca Vallas, Tracey Ross, Todd A. Cox, Jamal Hagler, Billy Corriher | Friday, April 1, 2016

Justice Waits for a Nine-Member Supreme Court

Supreme Court half-staff article icon Issue Brief Justice will be delayed for millions of Americans if the Senate refuses to do its job and vote on a Supreme Court nominee.

by Michele L. Jawando and Billy Corriher | Monday, March 14, 2016

The Supreme Court Vacancy Shines a Spotlight on the Judicial Vacancy Crisis

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s courtroom chairThe fight over the vacant seat on the Supreme Court shows the importance of the lower courts and the high cost of Senate obstruction.

by Jake Faleschini and Billy Corriher | Thursday, February 25, 2016

North Carolina Supreme Court Disregards U.S. Supreme Court in Redistricting Case

North Carolina voting rallyThe U.S. Supreme Court has said that legislatures cannot draw districts based on race—but the North Carolina Supreme Court didn’t get the memo.

by Billy Corriher | Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Southern Judges Continue to Defy SCOTUS on Marriage Equality

Billy Corriher highlights how, after June's U.S. Supreme Court ruling guaranteed marriage equality for same-sex couples, elected justices in the South continue to place politics before the law.

by Billy Corriher and Eric Lesh | Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A Handful of Elected State Judges Continue to Deny Marriage Equality

Vic Holmes and partner Mark Phariss hold hands article icon Issue Brief Judges and magistrates in some southern states are still defying the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision.

by Billy Corriher | Tuesday, December 1, 2015

More Money, More Problems

Texas Supreme Court justices book_alt2 icon Report A new CAP report looks at the challenge of sustaining judicial diversity on the bench in the face of big-money judicial elections.

by Michele L. Jawando and Billy Corriher | Monday, October 26, 2015

Voting Rights Advocates Turn to North Carolina Courts, Stacked by Campaign Cash

Rev. William Barber voting rallyA D.C. group pushed voter suppression measures then spent millions to elect the North Carolina Supreme Court justices hearing lawsuits against these changes.

by Billy Corriher | Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Infographic: RFRA Repercussions

Overly broad state religious freedom restoration acts, or RFRAs, threaten true religious freedom and could have far-reaching negative consequences.

by Donna Barry, Billy Corriher, Carolyn Davis, Chester Hawkins, Lauren Kokum, Sarah McBride | Thursday, May 7, 2015

Supreme Court: Judges Aren’t Politicians, and States Can Bar Them From Soliciting Campaign Cash

Supreme CourtBy upholding Florida’s ban on judges directly seeking campaign cash, the Supreme Court recognizes money’s corrosive effect on judicial elections.

by Billy Corriher | Thursday, April 30, 2015