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Why Courts Matter

Courts play a critical role in our daily lives, making rulings on virtually every issue that is important to Americans. With a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, Americans are realizing more than ever the importance of functioning courts in our democratic system. The Center for American Progress asked scholars, litigators, and thought leaders why courts matter to them. Here is what they told us.

Andrew Satter is the Director of Video at the Center for American Progress. Jake Faleschini is the Director of the Courts Program for Legal Progress at the Center. Abby Bar-Lev is a Policy Analyst for the Legal Progress team at the Center. Alyssa Jones is an intern for the Video team at the Center.