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Chris Christie’s War on Judicial Independence

Chris Christie book_alt2 icon Report New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is engaged in an unprecedented effort to pack the state supreme court with justices who will rule the way he wants.

Byby Billy Corriher and Alex Brown | Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Voting Rights Playbook

Voting book_alt2 icon Report In addition to addressing the aggressive voter suppression tactics that states have taken post-Shelby County, this report details the importance and power of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act and the tools that remain in Sections 2 and 3 to combat voting-related discrimination.

By by Joshua Field | Monday, February 3, 2014

Criminals and Campaign Cash

Campaign Cash book_alt2 icon Report The findings of a new CAP analysis show that as campaign cash increased, the courts studied began to rule more often in favor of prosecutors and against criminal defendants.

Byby Billy Corriher | Monday, October 28, 2013

Greece v. Galloway: Why We Should Care About Legislative Prayer

U.S. Supreme Court article icon Issue Brief The Supreme Court’s decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway will not only determine what is and is not permitted when it comes to legislative prayer but could also instruct all aspects of religion in the public sphere.

Byby Sandhya Bathija | Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius: Crafting a Dangerous Precedent

Hobby Lobby article icon Issue Brief A lawsuit brought by Hobby Lobby, a giant retailer, to avoid ACA compliance highlights why for-profit corporations do not have religious freedom rights.

Byby Julia Mirabella and Sandhya Bathija | Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Clarence Thomas: The Anti-Thurgood Marshall

Clarence ThomasWith his recent comparison of affirmative action to slavery, Justice Clarence Thomas appears determined to undo the civil-rights and equal-justice accomplishments of his predecessor, Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Byby Billy Corriher | Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Supreme Court in 2013: Equal Justice Under Law?

Andrew Blotky writes about the significance of last week's Supreme Court decisions for all Americans.

Byby Andrew Blotky | Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Creating a Federal Right to Vote

article icon Issue Brief The Supreme Court's decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is clearly a blow for voting rights, but it also serves as a wake-up call for Americans to become educated about the lack of protections in place to combat voting discrimination.

Byby Joshua Field | Tuesday, June 25, 2013

State and Federal Courts: The Last Stand in Voting Rights

article icon Issue Brief The Supreme Court’s ruling in Shelby County v. Holder means that courts will play an even more important role in protecting the right to vote.

Byby Andrew Blotky and Billy Corriher | Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action shows diversity still matters

Andrew Blotky writes about today's Supreme Court ruling on the admissions program at the University of Texas.

Byby Andrew Blotky | Monday, June 24, 2013

Voters Overwhelmingly Support Judicial Election Reforms

Recent polling results indicate that the vast majority of voters want to eliminate the influence of campaign cash in judicial elections.

Byby Billy Corriher | Friday, June 21, 2013

Marriage Equality and the Supreme Court

article icon Issue Brief The Supreme Court’s rulings on two marriage equality cases have widespread implications for the future of LGBT rights.

Byby Crosby Burns and Joshua Field | Monday, June 10, 2013

No Justice for the Injured

Theodore Olson book_alt2 icon Report An analysis of state supreme court rulings shows that an influx of corporate campaign cash is influencing judges to rule against those injured while on the job or by business entities such as hospitals.

Byby Billy Corriher | Wednesday, May 15, 2013

5 Reasons Why Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act Enhances Our Democracy

I Voted article icon 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.

Byby Sandhya Bathija | Tuesday, February 19, 2013

NRA Working to Elect Pro-Gun Judges and Prosecutors

David KeeneUsing a front group, the NRA has spent millions of dollars to influence the elections of state supreme court judges and attorneys general nationwide.

Byby Billy Corriher | Thursday, February 14, 2013