Report In addition to addressing the aggressive voter suppression tactics that states have taken post-Shelby County, this report details the importance and power of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act and the tools that remain in Sections 2 and 3 to combat voting-related discrimination.
Issue Brief The conservative campaign for “religious liberty” undermines fairness and liberty for all.
Mandating prayer at local town board meetings mixes government and religion in a way that is harmful to both.
Report The findings of a new CAP analysis show that as campaign cash increased, the courts studied began to rule more often in favor of prosecutors and against criminal defendants.
Issue Brief The Supreme Court’s decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway will not only determine what is and is not permitted when it comes to legislative prayer but could also instruct all aspects of religion in the public sphere.
Issue Brief A lawsuit brought by Hobby Lobby, a giant retailer, to avoid ACA compliance highlights why for-profit corporations do not have religious freedom rights.
Although our nation has made great progress since the civil rights era, the struggle for economic opportunity and equality in America continues.
The march helped advance the cause of economic justice, and although conservative efforts to defeat this progress have had some success, there is cause for optimism and a need for action.
Proposed changes to North Carolina’s judicial election code would weaken judicial-oversight rules and allow more money into campaigns, which have the potential to seriously undermine citizens’ perceptions of their justice system.
Issue Brief A lawsuit alleges that State Farm secretly spent millions of dollars to help elect an Illinois Supreme Court justice who would later overturn a huge verdict entered against the insurance giant.
Report This month a task force recommended that Wisconsin justices be limited to a single 16-year term.
John Podesta delivers remarks at a Center for American Progress Action Fund event with Sen. Ron Wyden.
With his recent comparison of affirmative action to slavery, Justice Clarence Thomas appears determined to undo the civil-rights and equal-justice accomplishments of his predecessor, Justice Thurgood Marshall.
Using funds appropriated for congressional operations to fight court battles on behalf of the Defense of Marriage Act turned out to be a bad deal for taxpayers and DOMA supporters alike.