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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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Court Must Block North Carolina Voting Restrictions Before November
A series of North Carolina voting restrictions will make it harder for minorities to vote and must be blocked by a federal court before the November election, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law argued in an amicus brief filed in North Carolina NAACP v. McCrory . North Carolina...
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Monday, September 15, 2014
New Study: Lack of Voting Resources Leads to Long Lines, Delays Longer in Minority Precincts
Lack of poll workers and low numbers of voting machines are key contributors to long voting lines, and precincts with more minorities experienced longer waits, according to a new study released today by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. Although many factors may contribute to...
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Texas Photo ID Trial Begins: Groups Argue Law Violates Voting Rights Act, Constitution
A U.S. District Court will hear oral arguments starting today on Texas’s photo ID law. The trial will include arguments from the Texas State Conference of the NAACP and the Mexican American Legislative Caucus of the Texas House of Representatives (MALC), who will present evidence that the state’s...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
New Policy Proposal: Reform Federal Grants to Modernize Law Enforcement
Last week the ongoing crisis in Ferguson, Mo. prompted President Obama to call for a review of federal programs that send military equipment and money to police departments. A new policy proposal released today from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law suggests he go further. The...
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
New Analysis: Dark Money Groups Dominate Independent Spending in House Toss-Up Races
With months to go before Novembers election, the rise of independent spending in this years congressional contests has already been documented. A new analysis by the Brennan Center shows that in competitive House races, the vast majority of this spending is coming from dark money groups. We have...
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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
NSA and FBI Targeting Muslim American Community Leaders, Experts Available
The NSA and FBI monitored the e-mails of prominent Muslim American leaders and attorneys, including the head of the largest American Muslim civil rights group, reported The Intercept today. Faiza Patel and Elizabeth Goitein, co-directors of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice , and Michael German, former FBI agent and Fellow at the Brennan Center , are available for your coverage.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Voters in 22 States Face New Laws That Could Make Voting Harder in November
New voting restrictions developed since 2010 are slated to be in place in 22 states this November. In 15 of these states, 2014 will be the first federal election with new restrictions in effect, according to a report released today by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.
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Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Supreme Court's McCutcheon Decision is a Blow Against Average Voters
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court voted in McCutcheon v. FEC, the most critical campaign finance case since Citizens United, to strike down overall contribution limits, known as aggregate limits. The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law released the following statement from President Michael Waldman:
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Experts Available: Administration to Announce Reforms to NSA's Bulk Collection Program
Last night, the New York Times reported that the Obama administration is planning to end the government’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records.
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Thursday, February 06, 2014
New Analysis: Trends Shift Sharply to Expand Voting Access
Hundreds of bills to improve access to the polls have been introduced leading up to the 2014 election, in sharp contrast to the spate of restrictive laws introduced before 2012, according to a new analysis issued today by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.
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