ACS Fair Courts Reports

ACS's reports examine key topics and major findings in state and federal judicial issues.

Gavel Gap

For the first time, researchers have gathered data on the demographics of state court judges in all 50 states.  They found troubling differences between the race and gender composition of the courts and the communities they serve.  We call this disparity the Gavel Gap....

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Justice at Risk

New data from independent researchers reveal growing influence of contributions on state supreme cou...

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Partisan Justice

The upward spiral of big money fundraising and aggressive politics in state judicial elections press...

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Skewed Justice

The explosion in spending on television attack advertisements in state supreme court elections accel...

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