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How Biden Can Staff the Executive Branch in the Face of Republican Obstruction
RELEASE: With Barrett Confirmation Process, Court’s Legitimacy Pushed to the Precipice
CAC’s Letter of Opposition to the Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court
“We Do Not Want to be Hunted”: The Right To Be Secure and Our Constitutional Story of Race and Policing
RELEASE: RUSHED NOMINATION TO REPLACE RBG AMID ELECTION AND PANDEMIC PUTS SUPREME COURT’S LEGITIMACY AT GRAVE RISK
RELEASE: Judge Barrett and Progressive Originalism
ISSUE BRIEF: Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Partial Constitution: A Review of Her Constitutional Jurisprudence
ISSUE BRIEF: Will Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Be A Reliable Vote for Big Business?
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Brnovich v. DNC; Arizona Republican Party v. DNC
Wolf v. Innovation Law Lab
Committee on the Judiciary v. Donald F. McGahn, II
Trump v. Sierra Club, et al.
Biden’s solicitor general will play critical role in early efforts to undo Trump policies
Protecting the Constitution from Authoritarians and So-Called Conservatives
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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.
Brnovich v. DNC; Arizona Republican Party v. DNCIn Brnovich v. DNC and Arizona Republican Party v. DNC, the Supreme Court is considering whether Arizona’s prohibitions on out-of-precinct voting and third-party ballot collection violate Section 2 of the…Read More
Wolf v. Innovation Law LabIn Wolf v. Innovation Law Lab, the Supreme Court is considering whether a Trump administration policy authorizing the return of certain noncitizens to Mexico while they await adjudication of their…Read More
Committee on the Judiciary v. Donald F. McGahn, IIIn Committee on the Judiciary v. McGahn, the en banc Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is considering whether the House Judiciary Committee has a cause of action to…Read More
From Our Think Tank
ISSUE BRIEF: Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Partial Constitution: A Review of Her Constitutional JurisprudenceIntroduction Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a titan in the law, who both on and off the Court spent her life tirelessly devoted to making real for millions of Americans the protections contained…Read More
ISSUE BRIEF: Will Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Be A Reliable Vote for Big Business?An analysis of Judge Barrett’s jurisprudence on issues relevant to corporate interests on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the court on which Judge Barrett has sat…Read More
ISSUE BRIEF (ACS): The Roberts Court, the Shadow Docket, and the Unraveling of Voting Rights RemediesPublished originally by the American Constitution Society Year in and year out, the Supreme Court’s major rulings in argued cases generate outsized attention. But the Supreme Court’s merits docket is…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.