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ISSUE BRIEF: The Historical and Legal Basis for the Exercise of Congressional Oversight Authority
RELEASE: To Defend the ACA, CAC Joins the House General Counsel and Munger, Tolles & Olson in Representing the House of Representatives as it Moves to Intervene in Court Challenge
TV (BBC): CAC’s Elizabeth Wydra on BBC World News America on Cohen sentence, Butina plea
RELEASE: CAC Represents Senators Challenging Unlawful Appointment Of Matthew Whitaker As Acting Attorney General
RELEASE: After Sessions Ouster, Integrity of Special Counsel Investigation Must Be Protected
RELEASE: After Kavanaugh Confirmation, Much Work to Be Done to Restore Confidence in the Court
Judge: Democrats in Congress can sue Trump over emoluments
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City of Chicago v. Whitaker
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. All American Check Cashing, Inc.
Sense and severability: If one part of the Affordable Care Act is ruled unconstitutional, what is the proper remedy or resolution?
Texas v. United States
RELEASE: Barr Nomination: CAC Urges Senate To Vote No
Chief Justice John Roberts’ Next Move Will Tell Us A Lot
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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.
City of Chicago v. WhitakerIn City of Chicago v. Whitaker, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is considering whether the United States Attorney General can impose funding conditions on local…Read More
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. All American Check Cashing, Inc.In Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. All American Check Cashing, Inc., the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is considering a constitutional challenge to the leadership structure…Read More
Texas v. United StatesIn Texas v. United States, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is considering the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.Read More
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ISSUE BRIEF: The Historical and Legal Basis for the Exercise of Congressional Oversight AuthorityWith the recent change in leadership of the House of Representatives following the 2018 midterm elections, there has been considerable discussion about what role the 116th Congress will play in…Read More
ISSUE BRIEF: Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh: Will He Respect The Whole Constitution?In announcing Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, President Trump billed him as a jurist who will enforce the Constitution as written. Luminaries of the conservative legal movement…Read More
ISSUE BRIEF: Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh: Will He Be Another Reliable Vote for Big Business?After President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, the White House “immediately played up [Judge Kavanaugh’s] pro-business, anti-regulation record.” In an…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.