More Money, More Problems
Report A new CAP report looks at the challenge of sustaining judicial diversity on the bench in the face of big-money judicial elections.
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.
The Supreme Court Could Strike Down a Key Provision of Housing Discrimination Law
A ruling against disparate impact analysis would be a blow to the nation’s larger civil rights laws and to some of its most vulnerable populations.
Infographic: RFRA Repercussions
Overly broad state religious freedom restoration acts, or RFRAs, threaten true religious freedom and could have far-reaching negative consequences.
Supreme Court: Judges Aren’t Politicians, and States Can Bar Them From Soliciting Campaign Cash
By upholding Florida’s ban on judges directly seeking campaign cash, the Supreme Court recognizes money’s corrosive effect on judicial elections.
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.
U.S. Supreme Court Could Allow Judges in 30 States to Solicit Campaign Contributions from Wealthy Donors
Most states ban the personal solicitation of campaign cash, but the U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether these laws violate judicial candidates’ free speech rights.
4 Ideas That Could Begin to Reform the Criminal Justice System and Improve Police-Community Relations
Issue Brief There are concrete lessons to learn and ideas to implement that could turn a moment of anger and frustration into an opportunity to make positive change in our criminal justice system.
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.