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See highlights from CAC’s recent work, including media appearances, ongoing litigation, newly published scholarship, and upcoming events.

Our Latest Work

Rule of Law
U.S. Supreme Court

Biden v. Nebraska & Department of Education v. Brown

In two cases, the Supreme Court is considering whether to allow the Biden Administration’s student debt relief plan to go into effect.
Access to Justice
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Ortiz v. Foxx

In Ortiz v. Foxx, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is considering whether state court judges who administer and enforce Illinois’s name-change statute are subject to suit by a group of transgender...
Access to Justice
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Carmona v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC

In Carmona v. Domino’s Pizza, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is considering whether delivery drivers are engaged in interstate commerce and therefore exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act.
Rule of Law
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC v. Walsh

In Allstates v. Walsh, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is considering whether OSHA’s statutory authority to establish workplace safety standards is an unconstitutional delegation of legislative power.
Access to Justice
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Federal Bureau of Investigation v. Fazaga

In FBI v. Fazaga, the Supreme Court considered whether allegations of unlawful government surveillance may be adjudicated using procedures in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act instead of being dismissed as a result of the state...
Rule of Law
January 26, 2023

White House Under Pressure to Develop a ‘Plan B’ on Student Debt

Bloomberg News
WASHINGTON (TNS) — The Biden administration is under pressure from Capitol Hill lawmakers and student...
By: Smita Ghosh, By Nancy Cook and Akayla Gardne

Our Latest Cases

Great Hall of the Supreme Court of the United States | Phil Roeder, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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

The result of the Fifteenth Amendment | Library of Congress (Public Domain)

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.