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Access to Justice
U.S. Supreme Court

Schein v. Archer

In Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer and White Sales, Inc., the Supreme Court is considering, among other things, whether an arbitration agreement clearly and unmistakably delegates the question of arbitrability to an arbitrator simply by...
Rule of Law
U.S. Supreme Court

In re: Application of the Committee on the Judiciary

In In re: Application of the Committee on the Judiciary, the Supreme Court is considering whether the district court had the authority to approve the House Judiciary Committee’s request for portions of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report,...
Corporate Accountability
U.S. Supreme Court

Nestlé USA, Inc. v. John Doe I; Cargill, Inc. v. John Doe I

In Nestlé USA, Inc. v. John Doe I and Cargill, Inc. v. John Doe I, the Supreme Court is considering, among other things, whether suits against U.S. corporations under the Alien Tort Statute must be...
Criminal Justice
U.S. Supreme Court

Edwards v. Vannoy

In Edwards v. Vannoy, the Supreme Court is considering whether its decision in Ramos v. Louisiana—guaranteeing criminal defendants in both state and federal court the right to a unanimous jury verdict—applies retroactively to cases on...
Health Care
U.S. Supreme Court

Texas v. United States

In Texas v. United States, the Supreme Court is considering if it should hear a case on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.
Civil and Human Rights
U.S. Supreme Court

Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

In Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, the Supreme Court will consider whether the Free Exercise Clause requires Philadelphia to contract with a private agency to provide foster-parent services even though that agency refuses to comply...

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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.