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

Association for Community Affiliated Plans v. Department of the Treasury

In Association for Community Affiliated Plans v. Department of the Treasury, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is considering whether the Department of the Treasury’s new Rule that allows “short-term limited...
Civil and Human Rights
U.S. Supreme Court

June Medical Services L.L.C. v. Gee

In June Medical Services L.L.C. v. Gee, the Supreme Court is considering whether the Fifth Circuit’s decision to uphold Louisiana’s Act 620, a law which requires physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at...
Corporate Accountability
U.S. Supreme Court

Liu v. SEC

In Liu v. SEC, the Supreme Court is considering whether district courts have the authority to order disgorgement for violations of the nation’s securities laws.
Corporate Accountability
U.S. Supreme Court

Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

In Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Supreme Court is considering a constitutional challenge to the leadership structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Since its creation, the CFPB has played...
Access to Justice
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

National Veterans Legal Services Program v. United States

In National Veterans Legal Services Program v. United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is considering whether the government violates the E-Government Act of 2002 when it charges fees to...
Immigration and Citizenship
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Washington v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security

In Washington v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is considering the legality of a Trump Administration rule redefining the term “public charge” for purposes of...

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.