Fair Courts Commentary

See other recent Fair Courts writing from the Brennan Center

March 31, 2017

Recent Fair Courts writing from the Brennan Center:

The Rise of Dark Money Is a Threat to Judicial Independence - Alicia Bannon

Faster, Not Fairer: How Jeff Sessions is Crippling Immigration Courts - Laila Robbins

Impeachment and Removal of Judges: An Explainer - Douglas Keith

Million Dollar Courts: Special Interests Bid for Justice - Laila Robbins

How Secretive Money Is Influencing the Judicial System - Alicia Bannon

Blue Slip Blues: 5 Corrections to the Ongoing Debate - Laila Robbins

Why Trump's Arpaio Pardon Is Exceptional, But Not Surprising - Douglas Keith

Seven Recommendations for Building a Diverse Bench - Douglas Keith & Laila Robbins

A Test of American Democracy - Alicia Bannon & Nathaniel Sobel

Chief Justice John Roberts Should Speak Out Against Trump's Judiciary Attacks - Johanna Kalb & Alicia Bannon

Big Money's Other Casualty: Fair Courts - Dorothy Samuels & Alicia Bannon

Secret Money Floods Judicial Elections - Dorothy Samuels & Alicia Bannon

The Aloha State: A Model for Selecting Judges? - Cody Cutting

Judicial Selection: A Look at California (2017) - Reece Trevor

Diversity on the Bench: Not Just an American Problem - André Smith

The "Gavel Gap": America's Judges Don't Look Like Its People - Cathleen Lisk

Roy Moore: Better Politician Than Judge - Andrew Cohen

Wisconsin Highlights Three Troubling Trends in Our Democracy - Rebecca Autrey

A Supreme Breakdown - Alicia Bannon

Deciphering Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland - Ames Grawert

Republicans Say They Want to Nominate Another Scalia. But They Don't Mean It - John F. Kowal

Shun a President's Supreme Court Nominee? Alexander Hamilton Would Not Be Pleased - Dorothy Samuels & Alicia Bannon

What's at Stake in the Texas Abortion Case? A Fundamental Right and Truth in Judging - Dorothy Samuels

Terrance Williams and His "Tough on Crime" Judge - Kate Berry

The Supreme Court Should End the Wild West of Recusal - Victoria Bassetti

Ethics 101: The Same Person Cannot Serve as Prosecutor and Judge in the Same Case. The Supreme Court Needs to Say So - Dorothy Samuels

Juries, Death, and Judicial Elections - Kate Berry

The Big Money Propping Up Harsh Sentences - Alicia Bannon

Who Really Picks New York's Judges? - Cody Cutting

Money Flooding State Court Elections Threatens Promise of Equal Justice - Alicia Bannon

Of Judges and "Wannabes" - Kate Berry