Issue Brief There is clear consensus around a variety of common-sense gun laws, as well as consensus around what limits are unacceptable. Congress is fighting over questions that are simply not controversial.
Issue Brief The use of appropriations riders to enact policy changes has reached new heights in the area of firearms.
Only federally licensed gun dealers currently have to perform background checks on purchasers of firearms. A law instituting universal background checks would help further prevent gun violence.
Issue Brief Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act has protected our right to vote and is needed to continue building a diverse electorate that includes all Americans.
A case study of the Oregon Insurance Division shows how statutes already on the books in every state give state policymakers the authority to end antitransgender discrimination in health insurance.
Video The tragedies of Columbine and Aurora have galvanized Coloradans—including gun owners—around common-sense gun-safety measures like universal background checks.
Using a front group, the NRA has spent millions of dollars to influence the elections of state supreme court judges and attorneys general nationwide.
Issue Brief The firearm regulation measures endorsed by President Obama and proposed by Congress are safely within constitutional confines and reflect the sort of reasonable regulation that the Supreme Court has already endorsed in previous cases.
Report This compilation of recent reports describes the distorting influence of campaign cash and suggests policy solutions to mitigate these problems.
Issue Brief Billy Corriher looks at the judges who won elections in 2012 while raising roughly $1 million or more, as well as those who had more than $1 million spent on their behalf by independent groups.
Issue Brief Through better background checks; taking military-grade weapons off the streets and out of criminals’ hands; and improved data, coordination, and enforcement, we can reduce the gun violence that plagues our communities, our children, and our families.
Issue Brief With voting rights under attack in state legislatures across the country and voters in many states enduring long lines and other hurdles before they can cast a ballot, voting-rights advocates must help ensure that every American can exercise his or her right to vote.
Issue Brief Public financing programs can drastically limit the opportunity for lawyers, corporations, or others to influence the law through campaign contributions, and can make smaller donors more important to the process.
Issue Brief Mandatory recusal rules would go a long way toward ensuring citizens that judges and by extension, justices, can be bought.
The Court’s potential decision to review the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 will impact thousands of same-sex couples nationwide.