September 25, 2021

Volume XI, Number 268

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 the fundamental issues of democracy and justice. Our work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from racial justice in criminal law to presidential power in the fight against terrorism. A singular institution – part think tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group – the Brennan Center combines scholarship, legislative and legal advocacy, and communications to win meaningful, measurable change in the public sector.

At this critical moment, the Brennan Center is dedicated to protecting the rule of law and the values of Constitutional democracy. We focus on voting rights, campaign finance reform, ending mass incarceration, and preserving our liberties while also maintaining our national security. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting-edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them – in Congress and the states, the courts, and in the court of public opinion.

The Brennan Center for Justice leads national efforts to ensure that citizens — not special interests or partisan operatives — are at the center of our politics. The Center’s Democracy Program brings national perspective and expertise in the fight to protect and promote voting rights, campaign finance reform, redistricting integrity, and a fair and independent judiciary.


Contributing authors from Brennan Center for Justice:

Alicia Bannon Brennan Center
Alicia Bannon serves as counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, where her work focuses on judicial selection and promoting fair and impartial courts. Ms. Bannon also previously...
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. Its work...
Erik Opsal joined the Communications and Strategy team at the Brennan Center in January 2011. As Communications Coordinator, Mr. Opsal works with program staff to devise media strategies,...
Laila is a Research and Program Associate in the Democracy Program, where she focuses on issues pertaining to fair and impartial courts. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Laila interned...
Senior Counsel, Democracy Program
Adam Skaggs is senior counsel for the Brennan Center's Democracy program. He works on a range of issues related to money in politics, judicial independence, and voting rights. Before...
Ciara Carolyn Torres-Spelliscy associate professor of law Stetson University College of Law election financing
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is the Leroy Highbaugh Research Chair and an associate professor of law at Stetson University College of Law, teaching courses in Election Law, Corporate Governance,...