Today, the UN Human Rights Committee gave the U.S. low grades on privacy and national security surveillance practices, highlighting the gulf between current practices and intentional human rights standards.
Samuels, one of the most influential opinion writers in the country, has been a critical voice for many of the Center's core issues. We look forward to her important contributions that will continue to shape the public debate.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-2 to end the investigation into Scott Walker's 2012 campaign, reducing the legal barriers between political campaigns and independent groups and raising serious concerns about judicial impartiality.
The Brennan Center and Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP, on behalf of several former and current atate legislators and other plaintiffs, filed suit against the New York State Board of Elections to close the state’s infamous “LLC Loophole.”
This misguided proposal will do little to reduce terrorism. It could harm national security efforts by directing resources based on unscientific theories and alienating the very communities who law enforcement relies on in combating terrorism.
In June, Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill that could defund the entire Kansas judiciary. This naked attempt to intimidate the court threatens public confidence in an independent and impartial judiciary.
The Brennan Center for Justice releases a new report today highlighting key reforms that police, prosecutors, judges and parole and probation officers can make to reduce racial disparity in our criminal justice system.