Douglas Keith

Douglas Keith

Douglas Keith is a founding editor of State Court Report and a senior counsel in the Judiciary Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. Previously, he was the George A. Katz Fellow at the Brennan Center, working on matters related to judicial selection, money in politics, voting rights, and redistricting. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Atlantic, Guardian, and more. Douglas is a graduate of NYU School of Law and Duke University.


A Conversation with Justice Anita Earls of the North Carolina Supreme Court

Earls spoke about bias, judicial decision-making in politicized environments, and how voters should assess judicial candidates.

State Supreme Court Elections to Watch in 2024

Key races in Michigan, Montana, Kentucky, and Ohio will shape state law on reproductive rights, criminal justice, and much more. 

How to Use the State Case Database

Researchers, journalists, and the public can use this guide to help find court decisions and briefs related to state constitutional law.

Post-Dobbs State Judicial Races Broke Spending Records

New analysis of 2022 elections shows state judicial elections saw almost double the amount of money than any other prior midterm cycle.

Victims’ Rights Meet State Constitutions

The Maryland Supreme Court is considering appeals in the murder case of Adnan Syed, made famous by the “Serial” podcast.

Welcome to State Court Report

The new commentary, news, and resource hub covers state constitutional developments nationwide.

Scholarship Roundup: Lessons for Evaluating State Constitutional History

Recent scholarship raises important questions about how state high courts should use the history of their state’s constitution, particularly when information is lost or unreliable.

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