North Carolina Supreme Court Disregards U.S. Supreme Court in Redistricting Case
The 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.
Removing Barriers to Opportunity for Parents With Criminal Records and Their Children
Report Nearly half of U.S. children now have at least one parent with a criminal record. We must enact policies to ensure that a criminal record does not consign an individual—and his or her children and family—to a life of poverty.
Just a Judge
Video Follow the journey of a federal judicial nominee from appointment to confirmation, and see the many ways justice can be delayed along the way.
Infographic: The Judicial Vacancy Crisis by the Numbers
The Senate has created a judicial vacancy crisis, and everyday Americans are paying the price.
A Handful of Elected State Judges Continue to Deny Marriage Equality
Issue Brief Judges and magistrates in some southern states are still defying the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision.
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.