The Brennan Center, joined by 34 other civil and human rights organizations, today submitted comments to the U.S. Department of State on its plan to collect additional information from U.S. visa applicants who are determined to warrant additional scrutiny from consular officials pursuant to undisclosed criteria.
Various contributors, including Senator Chris Murphy
Culminating from a Brennan Center symposium on "The Second Generation of Second Amendment Law and Policy" in April, 2016, leading second amendment scholars and experts seek to answer some of the most pressing and relevant questions about gun policy.
Amid the Trump administration's continued attacks on the federal judiciary, there has been a quieter political push targeting state courts. This roundup looks at laws from state legislatures that pose the biggest threat.
The seemingly small decision of who is appointed to an interim seat on the bench can have significant long-term consequences for the composition of the judiciary given the major advantages incumbents enjoy in subsequent elections.
The Right to Vote Project established the Brennan Center Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice Advisory Council in June 2007. The Advisory Council was born out of a Brennan Center convening that brought law enforcement and criminal justice leaders to New York University School of Law to discuss voting rights restoration from a reentry and public safety perspective.
The Garden State has long been a leader in fighting for a fuller and more robust democracy. Its lawmakers have a unique opportunity to build on this legacy with reforms that promote a more inclusive process that maximizes participation for all eligible residents.
Every ten years, states redraw their congressional and state district lines. Each state determines for itself, usually detailed in the state constitution, who will draw district lines for state legislators and Congress members.