This essay was drafted jointly by conservative columnist Bruce Fein and progressive law professor Burt Neuborne. The successful collaboration on this article proves that judicial independence is not an issue of the right or the left, but is rather a core constitutional value that individuals of all political stripes should be eager to embrace and to defend.
The Brennan Center together with Community Service Society of New York and Legal Action Center, conducted a successful advocacy campaign to eliminate obstacles to voter registration. This is a description of the strategies used to achieve this important policy change.
As part of our work in the Right to Vote coalition, the Brennan Center has produced the Right to Vote Research Toolkit for surveying local election board procedures with respect to registration of eligible voters with felony convictions.
This report is the first in a series outlining the state-level effects of the United States Census Bureau’s policy for counting prison populations. This piece discusses how the Bureau’s prison count method affects Virginia communities.
Through the Center’s It’s Not About Federalism initiative, we explore the underlying issues, such as union-busting, health care rights, and environmental concerns, that animate recent cases generally classified under the federalism rubric.