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Our Latest Work

Access to Justice
U.S. Supreme Court

Santos-Zacaria v. Garland

In Santos Zacaria v. Garland, the Supreme Court is considering whether the exhaustion requirement of 8 U.S.C § 1252(d)(1) is jurisdictional.
Rule of Law
U.S. Supreme Court

Moore v. Harper

In Moore v. Harper, the Supreme Court is considering whether the Elections Clause prevents a state court from enforcing voting rights guarantees enshrined in a state constitution to limit a state legislature’s regulation of congressional...
Rule of Law
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Blassingame v. Trump

In Blassingame v. Trump, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is considering whether former President Donald Trump is entitled to absolute presidential immunity from damages liability for allegedly inciting...
Civil and Human Rights
U.S. Supreme Court

303 Creative, LLC v. Elenis

In 303 Creative v. Elenis, the Supreme Court is considering whether a state public accommodation law, which requires business to offer the same services to same-sex couples that it offers to different-sex couples, violates the...
Immigration and Citizenship
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Tahirih Justice Center v. Gaynor

Challenging the Trump Administration’s effort to dramatically restrict eligibility for asylum through a regulation that was approved by an illegally serving Acting Secretary of Homeland Security.
Federal Courts and Nominations
November 30, 2022

RELEASE: How Do We Fix an Ailing Court? Reconstruction Provides Critical Lessons

WASHINGTON – Today, Constitutional Accountability Center is releasing new scholarship by CAC Civil Rights Director...
By: David H. Gans

Our Latest Cases

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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.

From Our Think Tank

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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.