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ISSUE BRIEF: The Russia Investigation: What Happens to the Grand Jury if Mueller Is Fired?
ISSUE BRIEF: The Cornerstone of Our Democracy: The Census Clause and the Constitutional Obligation to Count All Persons
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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.
Gilmore v. Jones, et al.Protecting civil discourse from harmful conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones.Read More
Kravitz vs. U.S. Department of CommerceIn Kravitz, 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 the…Read More
Karnoski v. TrumpIn Karnoski v. Trump, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is considering the constitutionality of the Trump administration’s ban on transgender individuals serving openly in the military.Read More
From Our Think Tank
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
ISSUE BRIEF: 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.