As states battle with municipalities over fracking regulations, oil and gas companies are spending big to elect the courts and legislatures that define the scope of local authority.
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that municipalities cannot regulate fracking waste, but many of the justices who made this decision received large campaign contributions from fracking companies and fossil fuel interests.
Here are five things that Americans need to know about attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions.
This year’s judicial elections saw nearly $20 million in spending, and organizations funded by secret money played an important role.
Promoting equal, meaningful access to legal representation in the U.S. justice system is critical to ending poverty, combating discrimination, and creating opportunity.
Manipulated election maps undermine the basic tenets of healthy democracy, including fair representation and government accountability. Redistricting procedures should be reformed to ensure a system of representative politics.
Divisive rhetoric harms many diverse groups—including women, Muslims, and those perceived to be Muslim—and Americans must use their vote to speak up.
Recent political rhetoric has raised the potential for disruptions at the polls in Pennsylvania. The state’s antiquated election laws should provide stronger protections for voters, but the Pennsylvania Department of State has issued guidance clarifying rules for voter intimidation and behavior at the polls. Here are some things to watch out for.
A recent study shows that elected judges are more likely to rule against LGBT rights, as illustrated by the recently terminated political career of an Alabama judge.
State attorneys general are investigating Exxon Mobil for fraud—if members of the House science committee do not stand in their way.