Infographic: The Equality Act Explained
LGBT people still lack basic nondiscrimination protections throughout daily life. The Equality Act would modernize the nation’s nondiscrimination laws to include everyone.
Infographic: Divided Government Has Not Always Meant Slow Judicial Confirmations
The Senate's current judicial confirmations are moving at the slowest rate since 1953.
Issue Brief State legislatures have traditionally handled redistricting, which has created partisan and predictable elections that discourage millennial participation in the democratic process.
Turning Our Backs on the 14th Amendment
Issue Brief Birthright citizenship—a key right under the 14th Amendment and now a hot-button topic in the immigration debate—is facing repeal efforts that are un-American and unconstitutional.
More Money, More Problems
Report A new CAP report looks at the challenge of sustaining judicial diversity on the bench in the face of big-money judicial elections.
Restoring the Balance
Report One year after Hobby Lobby, state legislators, organizations, and for-profit corporations are using religious liberty to infringe on the rights of women, religious minorities, and LGBT people.
Pope Francis and Access to Justice
The record number of federal court judicial vacancies contradicts Pope Francis’ call for better governance and a more just society.
Voting Rights Advocates Turn to North Carolina Courts, Stacked by Campaign Cash
A D.C. group pushed voter suppression measures then spent millions to elect the North Carolina Supreme Court justices hearing lawsuits against these changes.
The Enduring Legacy of Julian Bond
The fight for racial justice and equality will not end with the death of leading civil rights activist and visionary Julian Bond.
It Is Time to Update the Voting Rights Act
In the absence of a new Voting Rights Act, the right to vote is not protected for all Americans.
Infographic: The Discrimination that Remains Beyond Marriage
Despite our nation’s progress on marriage equality, it remains legal to discriminate against LGBT workers, customers, students, renters, and homebuyers in a majority of states.
The Supreme Court Could Strike Down a Key Provision of Housing Discrimination Law
A ruling against disparate impact analysis would be a blow to the nation’s larger civil rights laws and to some of its most vulnerable populations.
Infographic: RFRA Repercussions
Overly broad state religious freedom restoration acts, or RFRAs, threaten true religious freedom and could have far-reaching negative consequences.
Supreme Court: Judges Aren’t Politicians, and States Can Bar Them From Soliciting Campaign Cash
By upholding Florida’s ban on judges directly seeking campaign cash, the Supreme Court recognizes money’s corrosive effect on judicial elections.
Why Courts Matter
Issue Brief Legal disputes over gun violence, money in politics, and voting rights illustrate the profound impact that U.S. federal courts have on the lives of all Americans.