Wealthy interests have undue influence over Albany's policy choices, eroding public trust in government. Comprehensive campaign finance reform, with a small donor matching system like New York City's at its core, can help restore that trust.
The Presidential Commission on Election Administration held its fourth public meeting Thursday, hearing testimony from election officials, political scientists, and voting experts on best practices for running elections.
In response to the U.S. Sentencing Commission's call for comments on sentencing priorities, the Brennan Center suggests several reforms that could greatly reduce the size and severity of the federal justice system.
The Brennan Center and 33 other groups sent a letter to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board asking them to urge the administration to make public any information regarding the legal authorities used to collect and use the data of Americans.
The Brennan Center for Justice submitted a letter urging New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster to address the growing problem of election spending by secretive political groups that purport to be charitable organizations.
The Brennan Center for Justice submitted a letter urging Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson to address the growing problem of election spending by secretive political groups that purport to be charitable organizations.