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Our Latest Work

Environmental Protection
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

League of Conservation Voters v. Trump

In League of Conservation Voters v. Trump, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is considering whether President Trump may lawfully rescind certain measures put in place by President Obama to protect Alaskan...
Immigration and Citizenship
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Velasco Lopez v. Decker

In Velasco Lopez v. Decker, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is considering whether the government may incarcerate someone without bail during deportation proceedings without showing that the person would likely abscond or...
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...
Rule of Law
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Pitch v. United States

In Pitch v. United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is considering whether courts have inherent authority to release historically significant grand jury materials.
Civil and Human Rights
March 23, 2020

RELEASE: CAC Reacts to Court’s Discrimination Ruling

“Racial discrimination can infect the contract formation process, and that isn’t altered simply because those...
By: Elizabeth B. Wydra
Civil and Human Rights
March 23, 2020

RELEASE: Reaction to Court’s Ruling in Allen v. Cooper

WASHINGTON – On news this morning of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Allen v. Cooper,...
By: David H. Gans, Dayna Zolle

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.