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

Our Latest Work

Health Care
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

New York v. United States Department of Labor

In New York v. United States Department of Labor, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia is considering whether the Department of Labor’s new Rule that would permit individuals and small employers...
Corporate Accountability
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Collins v. Mnuchin

In Collins v. Mnuchin, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is considering a constitutional challenge to the leadership structure of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, an agency created in 2008 to...
Immigration and Citizenship
January 16, 2019

OP-ED: The Census, the Rule of Law, and Democracy

Take Care Blog
In a huge victory for our democracy and the rule of law, U.S. District Judge...
By: David H. Gans
Access to Justice
U.S. Supreme Court

New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira

In New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, the Supreme Court considered whether companies can use the Federal Arbitration Act to block truck drivers and other transportation workers who work for them from seeking redress in court...
Corporate Accountability
January 15, 2019

Another Legally Questionable Acting Official Who’s Not Wasting Any Time Before Making Big Decisions

There’s been a lot of focus lately on who’s in (and, perhaps even more often,...
By: Brianne J. Gorod
Access to Justice
January 15, 2019

RELEASE: CAC Statement on Supreme Court’s unanimous New Prime decision interpreting the Federal Arbitration Act

“Today’s decision shows that even a business-friendly Supreme Court can be persuaded to rule for...
By: Brian R. Frazelle

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.