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We work to ensure a more representative democracy that delivers results for all Americans through our government, courts, and in new digital town squares.
Despite recent historic gains, professional diversity on the federal appellate courts is severely lacking, with significant implications for the legal expertise underlying judges’ decisions. Our analysis identifies policy proposals to improve the pipeline for judicial diversity.
With states introducing hundreds of bills to disenfranchise voters, new federal election standards are vitally needed. Our research makes the case for these standards and shows how the Freedom to Vote Act would counter state laws seeking to suppress voter turnout and sabotage valid election results.
In the wake of widespread disinformation about the 2020 general election, social media companies must modify their products and policies to mitigate threats to democratic legitimacy and public safety. We identify concrete steps that could help address health and election-related disinformation.
Vice President, Technology Policy
Counselor; President, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Senior Vice President, Rights and Justice
Dec 8, 2023
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Devon Ombres, Jeevna Sheth
Nov 30, 2023
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Sabrina Talukder writes in The Messenger about the upcoming ruling in Alliance v. FDA.
A Bipartisan Discussion About Current Threats and Potential Solutions, cosponsored by the McCain Institute
Partisan legislators in Wisconsin and North Carolina are aggressively erecting anti-democracy barriers to lock out a growing political majority and hinder America’s progress.
Meta piggybacks off of the Supreme Court SEC v. Jarkesy oral argument to assert the FTC is unconstitutional.
In an op-ed for DC Journal, Devon Ombres explains why the U.S. Supreme Court’s new ethics code fails to provide accountability for justices engaged in unethical conduct.
CAP submitted comments on the OPM’s proposed rule entitled “Upholding Civil Service Protections and Merit System Principles” to protect federal civil service employees and prevent the government workforce from becoming subject to a patronage system that rewards loyalty over expertise.
Nov 29, 2023
Megan Shahi writes in The Hill about Meta’s updated ad policy, which allows for election denial content in paid political ads.
Nov 27, 2023
SEC v. Jarkesy is quietly one among a trio of important Supreme Court cases this term that could deal major blows to executive and congressional power.
Nov 27, 2023
The Supreme Court’s recently released code of conduct does nothing to address the appearance of corruption at the court.
Nov 15, 2023
Join the Center for American Progress as we celebrate 20 years of innovative policy solutions and look boldly forward to a progressive future.
Oct 25, 2023
The justice system is beginning to bring a measure of accountability for the events surrounding the unconstitutional conspiracy to overturn the 2020 presidential election—a welcome development for the rule of law.
Oct 17, 2023
Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation highlighting the progress of worker-centered trade policy.
Oct 10, 2023
Katherine Tai, Patrick Gaspard, Katherine Tai
The Tech Hubs program within the CHIPS and Science Act is a major opportunity to provide equitable access to industry for underserved communities and economic growth for the country at large.
Sep 19, 2023
Ashleigh Maciolek, Justine Gluck, Sara Partridge, 1 More
Please join the Center for American Progress for a panel discussion with experts on best practices for reducing administrative burden and increasing access to the services and programs individuals and their families need.
Sep 14, 2023
Sam Berger, Carolyn Barnes, Michelle Evermore, 2 More
Cindy Long, Lily Roberts
A series of high-profile global elections in 2024 will require social media platforms and generative AI developers to meet the moment amid an evolving and uncertain technology landscape.
This transformative federal legislation would bolster democracy by expanding the right to vote, combating corruption, and reducing dangerous political extremism.
Aug 16, 2023
Michael Sozan, Greta Bedekovics
The Center for American Progress submitted a comment letter to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy emphasizing that the U.S. government must strike a balance between the innumerable opportunities of artificial intelligence to enhance the lives of the American people and the significant risks it poses to their livelihoods.
Aug 10, 2023
Megan Shahi, Adam Conner
The Center for American Progress submitted a comment to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission opposing KalshiEX LLC's proposed congressional control event contracts, arguing that Kalshi's proposal amounts to allowing gambling on U.S. elections and is squarely against the public interest.
Jul 24, 2023
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a maximalist interpretation of the independent state legislature theory while leaving the door open for future litigation.
Gordon Laxer and Michael Sozan write about how discussion on foreign-influenced corporations' political spending in the United States can inform Canada's policies on the matter.
Jul 5, 2023
the Toronto Star
Gordon Laxer, Michael Sozan
Greta Bedekovics and Ashleigh Maciolek argue that Michigan has become a national model for strengthening democracy.
Jun 27, 2023
Greta Bedekovics, Ashleigh Maciolek
CAP submitted comments on three areas the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should focus on as it examines the business practices of cloud computing providers and their work involving artificial intelligence.
Jun 27, 2023
This people-powered policy helps protect U.S. democracy and rests on strong legal foundation.
Maggie Jo Buchanan argues that a year after the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the American people have stepped up to protect abortion rights.
Jun 22, 2023
Maggie Jo Buchanan
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