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Marked by conflicts of interest and ethical lapses, the first year of the Trump presidency has fueled debates about our system of federal ethics in Washington and across the nation.
Legislatures in at least 14 states are considering legislation that would diminish the role or independence of the courts.
The Brennan Center commends the sponsors of the Washington State DISCLOSE Act of 2018 for their efforts to increase transparency in state election spending.
Does your state have a million dollar court? Use this map to check whether your state supreme court has sitting justices who were elected in a $1 million-plus race during their tenure, and to see the most expensive race in your state.
In a new report, we found that the integrity of state supreme courts is increasingly under threat from a record torrent of special interest money – often from secret sources.