October 11, 2018 -
The same secret-money group that pushed the U.S Senate to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh is dominating spending in judicial elections in Arkansas and elsewhere in the South. In some states, justices are looking to be re-elected with the help of campaign cash from corporations and law firms that have business before the courts.
July 20, 2018 -
With President Trump nominating a judge with a record of hostility to voting rights to the U.S. Supreme Court, state courts and constitutions are likely to play an increasingly critical role in protecting those rights — but those institutions are under political assault by conservatives.
October 19, 2017 -
Virginia is one of only six states in the country that don't limit individual or corporate donations to candidates, and the campaigns of Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie are taking advantage of that.
November 4, 2016 -
GOP mega-donors Charles and David Koch, their petrochemical company and its PAC are pouring money into North Carolina to influence state elections for governor, legislature, Supreme Court and attorney general.
September 20, 2016 -
A spill from the Colonial Pipeline in Alabama threatens the Cahaba River, which provides drinking water for over a million people and is the sole home for 13 species. The spill is the latest disaster for which the Georgia-based company, owned in part by units of Koch Industries and Royal Dutch Shell, has paid millions in fines.
June 30, 2016 -
In the biggest ad buy in its history, the Republican Attorneys General Association is spending millions on this year's race in the swing state of North Carolina. The group is funded mainly by corporations, including several North Carolina-based companies.
June 3, 2016 -
After North Carolina lawmakers' attempt to help the reelection of a conservative state Supreme Court justice failed, a business group has spent nearly half a million dollars backing his campaign in hopes of preserving the court's conservative majority.