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.

Pro-abortion rights protesters rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 2, 2016. (AP/Susan Walsh)

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Some States Are Ready To Punish Abortion in a Post-Roe World Report
Reproductive health advocates rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

Some States Are Ready To Punish Abortion in a Post-Roe World

For generations, Americans have known abortion to be a fundamental right; if Roe v. Wade is overturned, some states will quickly make it a crime.

Elyssa Spitzer

2022 State Abortion Bans Are a Patchwork of Increasingly Extreme Laws Article
Protestor holding sign that says all Texans deserve access to affordable, respectful abortion care

2022 State Abortion Bans Are a Patchwork of Increasingly Extreme Laws

As the country awaits the Supreme Court’s final decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, this column highlights the myriad ways in which opponents of abortion are pursuing unprecedented incursions on that fundamental constitutional right.

Elyssa Spitzer, Maggie Jo Buchanan

5 Key Facts About Medication Abortion Article
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5 Key Facts About Medication Abortion

Expanding access to safe abortion in whatever ways possible is more critical than ever—and a central way of doing so is to make medication abortion more easily accessible.

Elyssa Spitzer, Maggie Jo Buchanan

The Supreme Court Must Continue To Provide Live Audio Broadcasts of Oral Arguments Article

The Supreme Court Must Continue To Provide Live Audio Broadcasts of Oral Arguments

The U.S. Supreme Court began offering remote, real-time audio broadcasts of its oral arguments during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it should continue to provide such access upon resuming normal operations.

Stephanie Wylie, Anushree Thekkedath, Clay Cortez, 1 More Erin Mahon

5 Facts About Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Article
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

5 Facts About Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s exemplary background reflects the Biden administration’s commitment to nominating exceptional judges at every level.

Stephanie Wylie, Genna Cifelli

The Climate Needs a Balanced Judiciary Article
A smoky sunset is seen behind the Alameda County Superior Courthouse in Oakland, California, on September 14, 2020. (Getty/East Bay Times/Digital First Media/Jane Tyska)

The Climate Needs a Balanced Judiciary

As litigation continues over efforts to address climate change, it is critical that America’s federal courts include judges with professional expertise advancing climate protection policies.

Maggie Jo Buchanan

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