Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court plays a critical role in the life of every person in America. With many far-reaching decisions soon to be released, the activism of the court’s extreme right-wing majority may have dangerous consequences for individual rights and liberties and kitchen-table issues that affect all American families. The Center for American Progress recognizes the need for structural court reforms such as term limits, a binding code of ethics, and increased transparency that could help depoliticize the nation’s highest court and make it more reflective of the nation.

The U.S. Supreme Court building is seen in Washington, D.C., on May 9, 2022. (Getty/Anna Moneymaker)
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Sign Our Letter: Ensure Meaningful Abortion Access for All

As anti-abortion state legislators attack access to abortion, we must expand and strengthen reproductive health and family planning protections in states where abortion is legal.



Important takeaways from Kansas’ vote for a constitutional right to abortion In the News

Important takeaways from Kansas’ vote for a constitutional right to abortion

Elyssa Spitzer reacts to Kansas' recent vote to retain its state constitution’s protection of a right to abortion. She discusses why, despite this important victory for women’s health and equality, abortion rights should not be left to the ballot but instead be recognized in the federal constitution as a fundamental right.

Elyssa Spitzer

Fixing Our Broken Courts Past Event

Fixing Our Broken Courts

Join CAP and the Brennan Center for Justice a discussion on opportunities for structural reform of the Supreme Court and the courts more generally.

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