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ISSUE BRIEF: Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh: Will He Be Another Reliable Vote for Big Business?
Business looks to Kavanaugh to extend Supreme Court hot streak
ISSUE BRIEF: Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh: Will He Respect The Whole Constitution?
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Gilmore v. Jones, et al.
New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira
CAC@10: A Decade of Progress, A Charge for the Future
The 14th Amendment at 150 Symposium
Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. All American Check Cashing, Inc.
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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.
Gilmore v. Jones, et al.Protecting civil discourse from harmful conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones.Read More
New Prime, Inc. v. OliveiraIn 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…Read More
Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLPIn Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP, the Supreme Court is considering whether non-judicial foreclosure qualifies as debt collection under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).Read More
From Our Think Tank
ISSUE BRIEF: Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh: Will He Respect The Whole Constitution?In announcing Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, President Trump billed him as a jurist who will enforce the Constitution as written. Luminaries of the conservative legal movement…Read More
ISSUE BRIEF: Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh: Will He Be Another Reliable Vote for Big Business?After President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, the White House “immediately played up [Judge Kavanaugh’s] pro-business, anti-regulation record.” In an…Read More
ISSUE BRIEF: A Banner Year for Business as the Supreme Court’s Conservative Majority Is RestoredChief Justice Roberts and his conservative colleagues may see themselves as umpires, but their calls seem to depend on which team is at bat.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.