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Our Latest Work

Rule of Law
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Blumenthal, et al. v. Trump

Corporate Accountability
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

English v. Trump

In English v. Trump, the court is considering who, by law, is now the acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) pending the nomination and Senate confirmation of a new Director: Leandra English,...
Rule of Law
April 4, 2018

The Constitution vs. Trumpism: Challenges to the Rule of Law in 2018

Host: Brennan Center for Justice
The courts have proven a key battleground in the fights of the Trump era. On...
Participants: Elizabeth B. Wydra, Alexander Heffner, Becca Heller, Jameel Jaffer, Neal Katyal
Voting Rights and Democracy
U.S. Supreme Court

Benisek v. Lamone

In Benisek v. Lamone, the Supreme Court is considering whether Maryland’s partisan gerrymandering of its congressional districts violates the guarantees contained in the First Amendment to the Constitution.
Civil and Human Rights
U.S. Supreme Court

NIFLA v. Becerra

In NIFLA v. Becerra, the Supreme Court is considering whether the California Fact Act, which requires licensed and unlicensed reproductive health centers to disclose factual information to ensure that women can obtain the health care...
Immigration and Citizenship
March 20, 2018

RELEASE: Justices Threaten to Invalidate Important California Law that Ensures Low-Income People Have Critical Information They Need

Disclosure requirements are pervasive in the law. These rules ensure that rights guaranteed by our...

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.