The growing role of mega-donors in elections has reached a tipping point, marginalizing those who are not wealthy or don't have access to wealthy donors. Public financing programs can help create a more participatory democracy.
Today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a counsel’s opinion urging the State Legislature to take aggressive action to strengthen protections against the collaboration and coordination between candidates and super PACs that has undermined campaign finance systems around the country.
In recent decades, state judicial selection has become increasingly politicized, polarized, and dominated by special interests. This new Brennan Center initiative aims to spur conversation — and innovation — on ways to improve.
With states across the country still struggling to achieve diversity on the bench, the Brennan Center released a new guide to help judicial nominating commissions more effectively recruit and evaluate diverse judicial candidates.
With only days left before West Virginia’s May 10 Supreme Court election, five outside groups have spent more than $2.9 million in the race, according to a Brennan Center for Justice analysis of state disclosure forms.
Brennan Center Liberty & National Security Program co-director Elizabeth Goitein will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary on oversight and reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act.