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Court to consider constitutional checks on Trump’s corruption in historic lawsuit filed by CAC
ISSUE BRIEF: The Russia Investigation: What Happens to the Grand Jury if Mueller Is Fired?
High Court Balance at Stake as Kennedy Retirement Talk Heats Up
OP-ED: Justice Gorsuch, make the originalist’s case against Trump’s travel ban
The Cornerstone of Our Democracy: The Census Clause and the Constitutional Obligation to Count All Persons
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Timbs v. Indiana
RELEASE: Justices Delay Resolution of Partisan Gerrymandering Cases
Supreme Court sidesteps partisan gerrymandering cases, let maps stand for now
SCOTUS Leaves Gerrymandering Foes ‘Disappointed, But Not Devastated’
New York, et al. vs. U.S. Department of Commerce, et al.
RELEASE: Members of Congress in Census Court Challenge: Constitution Demands Count of All Persons, Regardless of Citizenship
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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.
Timbs v. IndianaIn Timbs v. Indiana, the Supreme Court is being asked to consider whether state governments must comply with the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against “excessive fines.”Read More
New York, et al. vs. U.S. Department of Commerce, et al.In New York, et al. vs. U.S. Department of Commerce, et al., a federal district judge is considering whether the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census violates…Read More
Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, et al.In Husted v. Randolph Institute, the Supreme Court considered whether Ohio’s practice of purging voters who are registered to vote in federal elections from voter rolls based on a registrant’s…Read More
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ISSUE BRIEF: The President’s Duty To Obey Court JudgmentsPresident Trump is not above the law. If Trump were to disobey—or direct his subordinates to disobey—a court order, he would be at war with the Constitution’s text, history, and…Read More
ISSUE BRIEF: The Russia Investigation: What Happens to the Grand Jury if Mueller Is Fired?This Issue Brief explores what the grand jury impaneled as part of Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation might be able to do—and what it could not do—were Mueller to be fired…Read More
The Cornerstone of Our Democracy: The Census Clause and the Constitutional Obligation to Count All PersonsThe Census is a cornerstone of our democracy. The federal government has a constitutional obligation to count all persons, both citizens and non-citizens alike, in the decennial census. The Trump…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.