Why Courts Matter
Video The federal courts will have an enormous impact on our lives and the future of the law. It's time progressives start making who sits on these courts a part of their advocacy efforts.
Why Courts Matter
Issue Brief Legal disputes over gun violence, money in politics, and voting rights illustrate the profound impact that U.S. federal courts have on the lives of all Americans.
Judicial Elections Make It Impossible for Alabama Judges to Protect Individual Rights
Elected judges in Alabama cater to their conservative constituents by defying marriage equality and sentencing convicts to death.
Infographic: The ACA at 5: Five Things at Risk After King v. Burwell
King v. Burwell has the potential to undo all of the significant improvements to health care in America by creating a death spiral of higher premiums for fewer, sicker customers.
Fact Sheets: How the U.S. Supreme Court Could Affect Your State
Fact Sheet A ruling for the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell would take away quality, affordable health care from millions of Americans.
Dirty Water, Dirty Money: Coal Ash and the Attack on North Carolina’s Courts
Video This new minidocumentary from Legal Progress showcases the real human impact of special interest money that is infiltrating judicial elections by featuring one North Carolina family’s story of how coal ash pollution poisoned their community.
The Million Dollar Judges of 2014
Spending on judicial elections reached $15 million in 2014—a record for a midterm election—fueled by money from attorneys and corporate litigants.
Dirty Money, Dirty Water
Report A troubling correlation between judicial campaign contributions and success rates for law firms underscores the need to restore the state’s public financing of judicial candidates.
Report A first-of-its-kind analysis of county-level 2012 election data finds that, in 16 states, voters in counties with a higher percentage of minorities cast provisional ballots at higher rates.
In Texas, No Justice for Injured Patients
Video This new video from Legal Progress documents the damaging effects of Texas’ 2003 tort reform legislation, which makes it virtually impossible for emergency room patients to hold hospitals accountable for medical malpractice.
Keeping Campaign Cash Out of North Carolina Courts
Fact Sheet The repeal of public financing for judicial candidates could give corporate polluters and other donors more influence in North Carolina courts.
Koch Brothers and D.C. Conservatives Spending Big on Nonpartisan State Supreme Court Races
Report Big-money groups in Washington want to protect state legislatures’ agendas from legal challenges.
State Judicial Ethics Rules Fail to Address Flood of Campaign Cash from Lawyers and Litigants
Issue Brief Judges and legislators fail to address the conflicts of interest inherent in multimillion-dollar judicial elections.
Most States Flunk a Test of Their Recusal Rules
Interactive A CAP analysis finds that states have failed to strengthen their judicial ethics rules to address the growth in campaign cash.
Supreme Court’s Campaign Finance Jurisprudence Displays a Naïve View of Political Corruption
The ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC will give the wealthiest 1 percent even more influence over politicians, including elected judges.