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Voting Rights and Democracy
May 23, 2024

RELEASE: Supreme Court’s Conservative Majority Upholds Racial Gerrymander and Strikes a Severe Blow to Our Constitution’s Promise of a Multiracial Democracy

WASHINGTON, DC – Following today’s decision at the Supreme Court in Alexander v. The South...
By: David H. Gans
Rule of Law
May 20, 2024

Banking Regulators See Relief From Funding Fights in CFPB Ruling

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Supreme Court determined CFPB funding was constitutional Fed, other banking regulators faced risks if CFPB...
By: Praveen Fernandes, Evan Weinberger
Rule of Law
May 17, 2024

Despite consumer watchdog’s US Supreme Court win, agency powers still on chopping block

WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision safeguarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - the nation's...
By: Brianne J. Gorod, John Kruzel
Health Care

Oklahoma v. United States Department of Health and Human Services

In Oklahoma v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit is considering whether Title X reproductive healthcare clinics in Oklahoma can defy the federal...
Rule of Law
May 16, 2024

RELEASE: CFPB Decision is Victory for Consumers, Backed by Constitutional Text and History

WASHINGTON, DC – Following today’s decision at the Supreme Court in CFPB v. CFSA, a...
By: Brian R. Frazelle
Rule of Law

Wilson v. Midland County

In Wilson v. Midland County, the en banc United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is considering whether a procedural requirement the Supreme Court adopted in Heck v. Humphrey should apply to non-custodial...

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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.

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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.