Information on judges' disclosures often blacked out

By Reity O'Brien, Kytja Weir and Chris Young

More than 40 percent of federal appellate judges had portions of financial disclosures blacked out.

State supreme court judges reveal scant financial information

By Reity O'Brien, Kytja Weir and Chris Young

Despite universally poor disclosure rules, Center finds numerous conflicts among state high court judges.

State judges: We don't need no stinkin' disclosure

By John Dunbar, Reity O'Brien, Kytja Weir and Chris Young

Officials defend limited financial disclosure for high court judges.

Supreme court justices earn quarter-million in cash on the side

By Reity O'Brien

Nearly all Supreme Court justices reported earning thousands for teaching and book royalties beyond their federal salaries.

Fourth case reopened after Center uncovers judicial conflict of interest

By Chris Young

U.S. appeals court reopened foreclosure case after Center uncovered that a judge owned stock in Wells Fargo, court reaches same decision.

Court reopens third case after Center uncovered judicial conflicts of interest

By Chris Young

Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reopens 2007 case after Center alerts judge that his wife owned ExxonMobil stock when he ruled on case.

Judge who stopped Wisconsin campaign finance probe tied to Koch-funded junkets

By Chris Young

Federal judge who attended Koch-funded conferences halts campaign finance investigation into Wisconsin group with Koch ties.

Case reopened after Center reveals judge's conflict of interest

By Kytja Weir

Center investigation identifies conflicted judge leading to new hearing for discrimination case.

Donors, friends of governors often get state supreme court nod

By Rachel Baye

Judicial elections are often criticized for corrupting influence, but appointment process has problems too.

What do federal appellate judges own?

A database of investments, outside income, gifts and other disclosures.

Koch brothers, major corporations sponsor pension reform seminar for judges

By Chris Young

Judges who may decide fates of public pension reform disputes to attend seminar sponsored by pro-business interests.

Montana judges to disclose financial ties after Center report

By Kytja Weir

State’s highest court orders judges to share information after Center highlights Montana’s lack of transparency.

N.M. bill aims to put judge disclosures back online

By Kytja Weir

Bill calls for posting judge's financial disclosures online in wake of Center for Public Integrity investigation on transparency.

D.C. mulls changes to judicial transparency

By Chris Young

Local judicial commission mulls disclosure reforms after Center for Public Integrity investigation on judges' finances.

Montana proposes reforms after earning 'F' for judicial disclosure

By Kytja Weir

Proposed disclosure reforms come in the wake of a Center investigation on judicial financial transparency.

How the states scored on judicial financial disclosures

We graded 50 states (plus D.C.) on their judicial financial disclosures — how did your state do?

Methodology: how we graded state supreme court financial disclosure

By Reity O'Brien, Kytja Weir and Chris Young

The Center's methodology for grading states on supreme court financial disclosure

2012 financial disclosures for top state judges

See the library of documents we used in our 'Justice Obscured' investigation.

Justices ruled on their own financial interests

See the nine justices we found who ruled on their own financial interests.

Judicial seminar backed by ex-president of Bolivia

By Michael Beckel and Chris Young

GMU center accepted funds from firm headed by former Bolivian president accused of human rights violations.

Corporations, pro-business nonprofits foot bill for judicial seminars

By Chris Young, Reity O'Brien and Andrea Fuller

Corporations and conservative foundations are top sponsors of judicial junkets.

Inside this investigation

Writers and editors

Reity O'Brien

Reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Reity O’Brien is a reporter for the Center's "Consider the Source" money-in-politics coverage, and was the Center’s 16th James R.... More about Reity O'Brien

Chris Young

Reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Chris Young is a reporter for the Center’s Consider the Source project, where he covers Washington, D.C.’s “misinformation industry.” Bef... More about Chris Young

Kytja Weir

Reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Kytja Weir joined the Center in 2013, where she delves into the influence of money on state politics for the Consider the Source team.... More about Kytja Weir