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Just a Judge

play_alt icon 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.

by Anisha Singh and Kulsum Ebrahim | Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Infographic: The Judicial Vacancy Crisis by the Numbers

The Senate has created a judicial vacancy crisis, and everyday Americans are paying the price.

by Jake Faleschini and Erin Whalen | Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A Handful of Elected State Judges Continue to Deny Marriage Equality

Vic Holmes and partner Mark Phariss hold hands article icon Issue Brief Judges and magistrates in some southern states are still defying the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision.

by Billy Corriher | Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Elections Matter

A voter casts a ballot. article icon Issue Brief State legislatures have traditionally handled redistricting, which has created partisan and predictable elections that discourage millennial participation in the democratic process.

by Sheila E. Isong | Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Turning Our Backs on the 14th Amendment

Constitution article icon 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.

by Tom Jawetz and Sanam Malik | Monday, November 9, 2015

More Money, More Problems

Texas Supreme Court justices book_alt2 icon Report A new CAP report looks at the challenge of sustaining judicial diversity on the bench in the face of big-money judicial elections.

by Michele L. Jawando and Billy Corriher | Monday, October 26, 2015

Restoring the Balance

Supreme Court book_alt2 icon 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.

by Carolyn Davis, Laura E. Durso, Carmel Martin | Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Pope Francis and Access to Justice

Pope Francis visit to the United StatesThe record number of federal court judicial vacancies contradicts Pope Francis’ call for better governance and a more just society.

by Anisha Singh and Claire Markham | Friday, September 18, 2015

Voting Rights Advocates Turn to North Carolina Courts, Stacked by Campaign Cash

Rev. William Barber voting rallyA D.C. group pushed voter suppression measures then spent millions to elect the North Carolina Supreme Court justices hearing lawsuits against these changes.

by Billy Corriher | Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Enduring Legacy of Julian Bond

Julian BondThe fight for racial justice and equality will not end with the death of leading civil rights activist and visionary Julian Bond.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, August 19, 2015

It Is Time to Update the Voting Rights Act

Lyndon Johnson signing Voting Rights ActIn the absence of a new Voting Rights Act, the right to vote is not protected for all Americans.

by Jamal Hagler | Thursday, August 6, 2015

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.

by Sarah McBride | Monday, June 29, 2015

The Supreme Court Could Strike Down a Key Provision of Housing Discrimination Law

President LBJA 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.

by Michele L. Jawando and Julia Gordon | Monday, June 8, 2015

Infographic: RFRA Repercussions

Overly broad state religious freedom restoration acts, or RFRAs, threaten true religious freedom and could have far-reaching negative consequences.

by Donna Barry, Billy Corriher, Carolyn Davis, Chester Hawkins, Lauren Kokum, Sarah McBride | Thursday, May 7, 2015

Supreme Court: Judges Aren’t Politicians, and States Can Bar Them From Soliciting Campaign Cash

Supreme CourtBy upholding Florida’s ban on judges directly seeking campaign cash, the Supreme Court recognizes money’s corrosive effect on judicial elections.

by Billy Corriher | Thursday, April 30, 2015