Report A first-of-its-kind analysis of county-level 2012 election data finds that, in 16 states, voters in counties with a higher percentage of minorities cast provisional ballots at higher rates.
Report Religious liberty protections must strongly protect both individuals and religious institutions, but must be limited when the exercise imposes costs or burdens on others.
Federal and state lawmakers must ensure that religious liberty is not used as a force to discriminate or impose costs on others.
Issue Brief Federal court judicial vacancies in Texas are creating an untenable backlog of cases and denying Texans access to justice.
Fact Sheet A poorly decided Hobby Lobby ruling has the ability to dramatically redefine religious liberty from a fundamental value that protects genuine religious beliefs to a loophole that can be used to discriminate and create unfair advantages in the corporate world.
The outcome of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius has the potential to dramatically transform religious liberty.
Report In addition to addressing the aggressive voter suppression tactics that states have taken post-Shelby County, this report details the importance and power of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act and the tools that remain in Sections 2 and 3 to combat voting-related discrimination.
Issue Brief The Supreme Court's decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is clearly a blow for voting rights, but it also serves as a wake-up call for Americans to become educated about the lack of protections in place to combat voting discrimination.
Joshua Field serves as the Managing Director of Legal Progress, the legal policy program at the Center for American Progress. Field is a veteran of both the 2008 and 2012 Obama for America campaigns and joined the Center for American Progress after fulfilling several different roles during the 2012 campaign cycle, including senior advisor at the […]