An online essay series from NYU Law Review, sparked by the ideas raised in the Brennan Center's symposium on judicial independence in the Trump era.
Assaults on the Courts
Politicians are increasingly targeting the independence and legitimacy of the judicial branch. Read selected Brennan Center research and commentary on political assaults on state and federal courts.
Donald Trump has displayed a troubling pattern of attacking judges and the courts for rulings he disagrees with.
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.
Preserving Americans’ rights and basic constitutional values depends on having justices with the strength and willingness to stand up against serious abuses of power – even if it means rising above usual ideological alliances to reject bad behavior and legal arguments by the White House occupant who named them.