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Jake Faleschini is the director of the Federal Courts Program at American Progress. He joined American Progress as the director of the Courts Program for Legal Progress in July 2015. He directs American Progress’ courts strategy, with a principle focus on managing and guiding the Why Courts Matter campaign. He also coordinates with progressive allies working on fair courts projects to synchronize efforts and amplify messaging.

For the past year and a half, Faleschini worked as a consultant for the American Constitution Society, where he assisted with network advancement. He is also the former founder and principal of Sound Policy Consulting, where he developed expertise in judicial and direct democracy elections. His firm successfully managed dozens of judicial elections—including those of four current state Supreme Court justices—and initiative campaigns and assisted progressive legal nonprofits with legislative and communications campaigns. In his years of running campaigns, Faleschini never lost a judicial race—and it was not for lack of pushing the boundaries. His firm worked primarily with candidates from traditionally disenfranchised communities and attacked laws at the root of structural inequalities.

Faleschini graduated with a B.A. in international studies from Reed College and a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law. While in law school, he served as the president of the Graduate and Professional Student Senate for two terms. Faleschini was named a Next Generation Leader by the American Constitution Society in 2009. He has served in many volunteer leadership positions.

Faleschini lives with his wife, two kids, and pug in Washington, D.C.

By Jake Faleschini
Big Business’s Bonanza Week in the Supreme CourtCenter for American ProgressNovember 2, 2018
Kavanaugh’s Credibility ChasmCenter for American ProgressSeptember 21, 2018
New Scam Pre-Existing Conditions Bill Provides No Cover to Vote for Judge Brett KavanaughCenter for American ProgressAugust 30, 2018
Confirming Kavanaugh Would be a Disaster for Workers and People in PovertySpotlight on Poverty and OpportunityJuly 18, 2018
Why Courts Matter in the Trump EraCenter for American ProgressMay 7, 2018
How Masterpiece Cakeshop Can Undermine Civil RightsCenter for American ProgressDecember 1, 2017
Supreme Court Preview: A Momentous TermCenter for American ProgressSeptember 28, 2017
Trump Is Disregarding Senate Norms to Get His Judges on the BenchCenter for American ProgressMay 12, 2017
5 Things You Need to Know About Judge GorsuchCenter for American ProgressFebruary 1, 2017
5 Things You Need to Know About Sen. Jeff SessionsCenter for American ProgressJanuary 3, 2017
Why Courts MatterCenter for American ProgressApril 11, 2016
The Supreme Court Vacancy Shines a Spotlight on the Judicial Vacancy CrisisCenter for American ProgressFebruary 25, 2016
Infographic: Divided Government Has Not Always Meant Slow Judicial ConfirmationsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 23, 2016
Infographic: The Judicial Vacancy Crisis by the NumbersCenter for American ProgressDecember 8, 2015
Senate Obstruction of Restrepo Nomination Is Simply InexcusableThe Huffington PostNovember 17, 2015