Brennan Center for Justice

The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on fundamental issues of democracy and justice. Our work ranges from voting rights to redistricting reform, from access to the courts to presidential power in the fight against terrorism.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
League of Women Voters of Florida, Brennan Center Seek to Join Lawsuit to Protect Ballot Count from Political Interference
Today the League of Women Voters of Florida – represented by the Brennan Center and private lawyers – filed to intervene in an existing lawsuit for the purpose of ensuring that every eligible ballot cast in Florida’s Broward County is fairly counted. Joining the Brennan Center in representation of...
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Thursday, August 09, 2018
Brennan Center Sues Justice Department Over Terrorism Prosecution Data
The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law filed a lawsuit this week against the Justice Department after it failed to turn over key information about terrorism-related prosecutions. The information is needed to provide context for President Trump’s misleading assertion that the vast majority of...
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Brennan Center Sues Justice Department for Refusing to Disclose Documents Related to Controversial Voting Letter
The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is suing the Justice Department today for refusing to turn over documents related to a controversial letter DOJ sent last year, which sought detailed information about how states maintain their voter rolls. Voting rights groups are concerned that...
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Saturday, April 28, 2018
Appeals Court Greenlights New Texas Voter ID Law
A divided three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals today gave Texas permission to implement the new restrictive voter ID law known as SB 5. The Legislature had enacted SB 5 after numerous courts, including the full Fifth Circuit, concluded that the prior strict ID law, SB 14, had a...
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Monday, January 22, 2018
New Analysis: Voter Suppression Laws a Concern in 2018, Though Many States Looking to Expand Access
A first look at voting laws introduced in state legislatures across the country finds that voter suppression efforts continue to be a concern at the outset of a pivotal election year. The Trump administration is promoting a similar agenda at the national level. At the same time, lawmakers are also...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Brennan Center Reaction: White House Disbands Fraud Commission
The White House announced tonight it is disbanding the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law released the following statements in response: “This commission started as a tragedy and ended as a farce,” said Michael Waldman, the...
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Tech Experts & Civil Rights Groups to DHS: Automated "Extreme Vetting" Would Be Threat to Constitutional Rights
Today, in two separate letters, a coalition of over 50 civil society organizations – advocates for civil rights, civil liberties, government accountability, human rights, immigrants’ rights, and privacy – and a group of more than 50 experts in computer science, engineering, math, and automated...
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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Expert Availability: Gov. Christie to Announce Initial Findings of Commission Tackling Drug Addiction
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was scheduled yesterday to release the initial findings of his task force on opioid addiction. The recommendations are expected to focus on cutting down on unnecessary medical use of opiates and other measures designed to prevent addiction. The task force, called...
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Monday, May 15, 2017
New Agenda Outlines Ways Congress, Administration Can Act on Criminal Justice Reform
Bipartisan momentum for criminal justice reform has been building for years, and a new pro-active agenda by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law offers solutions that would keep crime rates low, provide support for law enforcement, and reduce the federal prison population. A Federal...
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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
House Committee Votes to Terminate Agency that Protects Voting Machines from Hacking
Today, the House Administration Committee, by a 6-3 vote, approved the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Termination Act. The bill would eliminate the EAC, an independent government agency that sets security standards for voting machines and functions as a clearinghouse for election...
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