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Our latest Fair Courts E-lert highlights the first judge elected with public financing in New Mexico, a recount in a North Carolina supreme court race, and more.
Loretta Lynch speaks at the Center's annual dinner, Senate rejects curtailing the reach of government surveillance, and a new voting stories series is launched.
This fall, states are paving the way to reform laws barring people with past criminal convictions from the ballot box. Read up on reform efforts in the legislatures and the courts.
President Obama has the opportunity to reduce mass incarceration through his executive authority and criminal justice won a few battles on state ballot initiatives in this year's election.
Our latest Fair Courts E-lert highlights a constitutional amendment in Tennessee, praise for merit selection in Arizona, and more.
With restrictions in place for the first time in more than a dozen states, voters last week experienced the full force of new laws making it harder to vote.
Winning Senate candidates were overwhelmingly supported by dark money in the 2014 election, how the president can end mass incarceration, and a win in Kansas and Arizona proof of citizenship case.
New voting restrictions lead to problems at the polls on Election Day, state Supreme Court races saw a surge in spending by outside groups, and record amounts of dark money was spent in 11 "toss-up" Senate races.
Criminal justice reform has been overlooked as a major issue in this year's midterm election.
Our latest Fair Courts E-lert highlights a Montana research experiment drawing criticism, a Kansas anti-retention group exempt from disclosure laws, and more.