Koch Brothers and D.C. Conservatives Spending Big on Nonpartisan State Supreme Court Races
Report Big-money groups in Washington want to protect state legislatures’ agendas from legal challenges.
A Blueprint for Reclaiming Religious Liberty Post-Hobby Lobby
Report Religious liberty protections must strongly protect both individuals and religious institutions, but must be limited when the exercise imposes costs or burdens on others.
Re-Establishing Religious Liberty Post-Hobby Lobby
Federal and state lawmakers must ensure that religious liberty is not used as a force to discriminate or impose costs on others.
Moving Forward with ‘My Brother’s Keeper’
PICO National Network’s Lifelines to Healing Campaign has embraced the White House’s charge to become our brothers’ keepers.
State Judicial Ethics Rules Fail to Address Flood of Campaign Cash from Lawyers and Litigants
Issue Brief Judges and legislators fail to address the conflicts of interest inherent in multimillion-dollar judicial elections.
Most States Flunk a Test of Their Recusal Rules
Interactive A CAP analysis finds that states have failed to strengthen their judicial ethics rules to address the growth in campaign cash.
Supreme Court’s Campaign Finance Jurisprudence Displays a Naïve View of Political Corruption
The ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC will give the wealthiest 1 percent even more influence over politicians, including elected judges.
Texas, Where Are the Judges?
Issue Brief Federal court judicial vacancies in Texas are creating an untenable backlog of cases and denying Texans access to justice.
Conservative Politicians are Lashing Out at Courts that Order Equal Funding for Education
Issue Brief When judges rule in favor of students seeking a better education, they risk incurring the wrath of conservative legislators with an austerity agenda.
Discrimination? Corporate Loopholes? Law Avoidance? Hobby Lobby’s Potentially Slippery Slope
Fact Sheet A poorly decided Hobby Lobby ruling has the ability to dramatically redefine religious liberty from a fundamental value that protects genuine religious beliefs to a loophole that can be used to discriminate and create unfair advantages in the corporate world.
Infographic: Hobby Lobby’s Slippery Slope
The outcome of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius has the potential to dramatically transform religious liberty.
Chris Christie’s War on Judicial Independence
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.
The Voting Rights Playbook
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.
Religious Liberty for Some or Religious Liberty for All?
Issue Brief The conservative campaign for “religious liberty” undermines fairness and liberty for all.
The Supreme Court Considers Compulsory Prayer
Mandating prayer at local town board meetings mixes government and religion in a way that is harmful to both.