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Congressional Democrats’ emoluments lawsuit targeting President Trump’s private business can proceed, judge says
RELEASE: Victory for the Constitution and Holding President Trump Accountable
Fight between Barr, House Democrats exemplify balance of power battle
OP-ED: How Congress Can Legally See the Entire, Unredacted Mueller Report
RELEASE: Redacted Mueller Report Should Be Met With Serious Skepticism
Will the Supreme Court Follow the Law and Save the Census?
RADIO (WINA): Brennan Gilmore’s Chief Counsel Brianne Gorod spoke with WINA
RELEASE: To Defend the ACA, CAC Joins the House General Counsel and Munger, Tolles & Olson in Representing the House of Representatives as it Moves to Intervene in Court Challenge
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Failing to Affirm Brown v. Board of Education: Injudicious
House Stands for Gay Rights With Passage of Sweeping Equality Act
Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition; State of California v. Trump
OP-ED: Trump Says “Experts Are Terrible.” Does the Supreme Court Agree?
Gilmore v. Jones, et al.
OP-ED: Inherent Authority To Inform Our Democracy
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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.
Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition; State of California v. TrumpIn Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition v. Trump and State of California v. Trump, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California is considering whether President…Read More
Gilmore v. Jones, et al.Protecting civil discourse from harmful conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones.Read More
Blumenthal, et al. v. TrumpHolding President Trump accountable for his violations of the Foreign Emoluments Clause.Read More
From Our Think Tank
ISSUE BRIEF: The Historical and Legal Basis for the Exercise of Congressional Oversight AuthorityWith the recent change in leadership of the House of Representatives following the 2018 midterm elections, there has been considerable discussion about what role the 116th Congress will play in…Read More
ISSUE BRIEF: Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh: Will He Respect The Whole Constitution?In announcing Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, President Trump billed him as a jurist who will enforce the Constitution as written. Luminaries of the conservative legal movement…Read More
ISSUE BRIEF: Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh: Will He Be Another Reliable Vote for Big Business?After President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, the White House “immediately played up [Judge Kavanaugh’s] pro-business, anti-regulation record.” In an…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.