The Senate's current judicial confirmations are moving at the slowest rate since 1953.
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.
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.
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.
The Senate has created a judicial vacancy crisis, and everyday Americans are paying the price.
Issue Brief Judges and magistrates in some southern states are still defying the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision.
Issue Brief State legislatures have traditionally handled redistricting, which has created partisan and predictable elections that discourage millennial participation in the democratic process.
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.
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.
The record number of federal court judicial vacancies contradicts Pope Francis’ call for better governance and a more just society.
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 fight for racial justice and equality will not end with the death of leading civil rights activist and visionary Julian Bond.
In the absence of a new Voting Rights Act, the right to vote is not protected for all Americans.
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.