The Need for a Reflective Judiciary Demands a Return to Normal Order
Fifty-two federal judicial nominees are currently waiting for Senate action, underscoring congressional gridlock and the need to put people before politics.
Mitch McConnell: A Legacy of Obstruction
Inaction and obstruction by the Sen. McConnell-led Senate has delayed justice for millions of Americans.
Justice Still Waits: The Nondecisions of an 8-Justice Supreme Court
The judicial vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court has dramatically hindered the Court’s ability to make meaningful decisions on key issues, and an obstructionist Senate is to blame.
The Ongoing Battle to Protect the Precious Right to Vote
Americans are sick and tired of being sick and tired of waiting on Congress to act and ensure the right to vote for all.
When It Comes to Your Health, Whose Judgment Do You Trust?
Issue Brief The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health holds implications for medical practice in the United States.
Update: Texas, Where Are the Judges?
Issue Brief Senators refusing to do their jobs to confirm lower-court nominees are leaving Texas to suffer from more empty seats on the bench than any other state.
Everything You Need to Know About United States v. Texas
Video The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments about federal immigration enforcement policies in United States v. Texas on April 18. Here is everything you need to know about what is at stake.
Why Courts Matter
Video With a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, CAP asked scholars, litigators, and thought leaders why courts matter to them.
Everything You Need to Know About Zubik v. Burwell
Video Here, in two minutes, is everything you need to know about what is at stake in Zubik v. Burwell.
Justice Waits for a Nine-Member Supreme Court
Issue Brief Justice will be delayed for millions of Americans if the Senate refuses to do its job and vote on a Supreme Court nominee.
The Supreme Court Vacancy Shines a Spotlight on the Judicial Vacancy Crisis
The fight over the vacant seat on the Supreme Court shows the importance of the lower courts and the high cost of Senate obstruction.
The Racially Insensitive Legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia
The reverence of Scalia’s right-wing acolytes illustrates how damaging the late justice’s Supreme Court tenure has been to civil rights and race relations.
Infographic: Divided Government Has Not Always Meant Slow Judicial Confirmations
The Senate's current judicial confirmations are moving at the slowest rate since 1953.
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.