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Our Latest Work

Voting Rights and Democracy
U.S. Supreme Court

Brnovich v. DNC; Arizona Republican Party v. DNC

In 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 Voting Rights Act.
Immigration and Citizenship
U.S. Supreme Court

Wolf v. Innovation Law Lab

In 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 asylum applications violates the Immigration...
Rule of Law
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Committee on the Judiciary v. Donald F. McGahn, II

In 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 enforce a subpoena issued to...
Access to Justice
U.S. Supreme Court

Trump v. Sierra Club, et al.

In Trump v. Sierra Club, the Supreme Court is considering whether the Trump Administration may divert funds that Congress appropriated for other purposes in order to construct a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, and...
Federal Courts and Nominations
January 21, 2021

Biden’s solicitor general will play critical role in early efforts to undo Trump policies

CNN
Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden will name a powerhouse lawyer, Elizabeth Prelogar, to serve as acting...
By: Elizabeth B. Wydra, By Ariane de Vogue
Rule of Law
January 21, 2021

Protecting the Constitution from Authoritarians and So-Called Conservatives

Open Mind TV

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.