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Supreme Court expands meaning of ‘seizure’ under 4th Amendment
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“We Do Not Want to be Hunted”: The Right To Be Secure and Our Constitutional Story of Race and Policing
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RELEASE: CAC Supports the Abolition Amendment
Fulton v. City of Philadelphia
Nestlé USA, Inc. v. John Doe I; Cargill, Inc. v. John Doe I
Texas v. United States
RELEASE: In Fulton, Supreme Court Avoids Overruling Longstanding Precedent, While Siding With Religious Organization That Discriminates Against LGBTQ Couples
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CAC pursues a litigation strategy unique among progressive legal organizations by relying on the Constitution’s text and history. Our powerful amicus briefs provide invaluable arguments to Supreme Court Justices, legal scholars, and fellow advocates. Our clients include current and former bipartisan Members of Congress, state and local officials, law professors, and various nonprofit organizations. CAC’s efforts help to secure important legal victories in the Supreme Court, lower federal courts, and state supreme courts.
Nestlé USA, Inc. v. John Doe I; Cargill, Inc. v. John Doe IIn Nestlé USA, Inc. v. John Doe I and Cargill, Inc. v. John Doe I, the Supreme Court was asked to consider, among other things, whether suits against U.S. corporations…Read More
Fulton v. City of PhiladelphiaIn Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, the Supreme Court will consider whether the Free Exercise Clause requires Philadelphia to contract with a private agency to provide foster-parent services even though…Read More
Texas v. United StatesIn Texas v. United States, the Supreme Court held that Texas and other plaintiff states do not have standing to challenge the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.Read More
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ISSUE BRIEF: Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Partial Constitution: A Review of Her Constitutional JurisprudenceIntroduction Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a titan in the law, who both on and off the Court spent her life tirelessly devoted to making real for millions of Americans the protections contained…Read More
ISSUE BRIEF: Will Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Be A Reliable Vote for Big Business?An analysis of Judge Barrett’s jurisprudence on issues relevant to corporate interests on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the court on which Judge Barrett has sat…Read More
CAC produces scholarship showing that the Constitution’s text and history command progressive results. We publish comprehensive accounts of some of the most important and contentious topics in modern constitutional and federal law through issue briefs, white papers, insights, and our think tank series. Our legal experts also inform public discussion around these topics by giving written and oral testimony in congressional committee hearings.