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See highlights from CAC’s recent work, including media appearances, ongoing litigation, newly published scholarship, and upcoming events.

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Our Latest Work

Civil and Human Rights
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Gilmore v. Jones, et al.

Protecting civil discourse from harmful conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones.
Access to Justice
U.S. Supreme Court

New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira

In New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, the Supreme Court is considering whether companies can use the Federal Arbitration Act to block truck drivers and other transportation workers who work for them from seeking redress in...
Civil and Human Rights
September 26, 2018

CAC@10: A Decade of Progress, A Charge for the Future

Criminal Justice
September 22, 2018

The Score: Public Opinion, Denver Riggleman, Double Jeopardy, Trade Tariffs, Tax Migrants

Bearing Drift
This week on The Score – A post-debate interview with candidate Denver Riggleman. Political scientist...
Civil and Human Rights
September 21, 2018

The 14th Amendment at 150 Symposium

Ratified 150 years ago, the 14th Amendment has been called America’s “Second Founding.” The Bill...
Participants: Brianne J. Gorod, Hon. Judge Elizabeth L. Branch, Hon. Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, Hon. Judge David R. Stras, Hon. Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich, Hon. Dale Wainwright, Hon. Judge Don R. Willett, Hon. Justice Patrick Wyrick, Dana Berliner, Evan D. Bernick, David Bernstein, Josh Blackman, Robert J. Cottrol, Hon. Dominic Draye, Katie Eyer, Aderson B. Francois, Christopher Green, Martha Jones, Kurt Lash, Hon. Elbert Lin, Gerard N. Magliocca, John Malcolm, Timothy Sandefur, Anthony Sanders, Ilya Shapiro, Samuel Spital, Rebecca E. Zietlow
Civil and Human Rights
September 21, 2018

OP-ED: Celebrate the whole Constitution

San Antonio Express-News
Re: “The three-fifth clause an imperfect compromise,” Another View by Steven Philbrick, Monday: Constitution Day,...
By: David H. Gans

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.