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Immigration and Citizenship
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Flores v. Barr

In Flores v. Barr, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is considering whether new Trump Administration regulations are inconsistent with the Flores Agreement, a settlement agreement governing “the detention, release, and treatment...
Criminal Justice
U.S. Supreme Court

Torres v. Madrid

In Torres v. Madrid, the Supreme Court is considering whether law enforcement officers who shoot and wound someone have conducted a “seizure” under the Fourth Amendment if they fail to capture that person after the shooting.
Health Care
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Association for Community Affiliated Plans v. Department of the Treasury

In Association for Community Affiliated Plans v. Department of the Treasury, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is considering whether the Department of the Treasury’s new Rule that allows “short-term limited...
Immigration and Citizenship
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

CASA de Maryland, Inc. v. Trump

In CASA de Maryland, Inc. v. Trump, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is considering the legality of a Trump Administration rule redefining the term “public charge” for purposes of excluding immigrants...
Civil and Human Rights
U.S. Supreme Court

June Medical Services L.L.C. v. Russo

In June Medical Services L.L.C. v. Russo, the Supreme Court is considering whether the Fifth Circuit’s decision to uphold Louisiana’s Act 620, a law which requires physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at...
Corporate Accountability
U.S. Supreme Court

Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

In Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Supreme Court is considering a constitutional challenge to the leadership structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Since its creation, the CFPB has played...

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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.