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.
Just a Judge
Video Follow the journey of a federal judicial nominee from appointment to confirmation, and see the many ways justice can be delayed along the way.
A Handful of Elected State Judges Continue to Deny Marriage Equality
Issue Brief Judges and magistrates in some southern states are still defying the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision.
Infographic: Divided Government Has Not Always Meant Slow Judicial Confirmations
The Senate's current judicial confirmations are moving at the slowest rate since 1953.
Issue Brief State legislatures have traditionally handled redistricting, which has created partisan and predictable elections that discourage millennial participation in the democratic process.
Pope Francis and Access to Justice
The record number of federal court judicial vacancies contradicts Pope Francis’ call for better governance and a more just society.
Voting Rights Advocates Turn to North Carolina Courts, Stacked by Campaign Cash
A D.C. group pushed voter suppression measures then spent millions to elect the North Carolina Supreme Court justices hearing lawsuits against these changes.
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.