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Health Care
July 15, 2024

RELEASE: Rejecting Oklahoma’s Attempt to Distort and Weaponize the Spending Clause Against Reproductive Rights, Tenth Circuit Affirms Federal Government’s Authority to Require Non-Directive Counseling and Referral for Abortion Under Title X.

WASHINGTON, DC – Following today’s decision from the Tenth Circuit in Oklahoma v. United States...
By: Miriam Becker-Cohen
Rule of Law
July 11, 2024

SCOTUS Conservatives’ Selective Embrace of Text and History

Rule of Law
July 9, 2024

CAC’s Ghosh Discusses SCOTUS Presidential Immunity Case at Seattle U School of Law Webinar

Seattle U School of Law
Rule of Law
July 8, 2024

Where’d All the Supreme Court’s Originalists Go for the Trump Cases?

In recent years, the Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority has repeatedly insisted that in America, text...
By: David H. Gans
Rule of Law

Minnesota Telecom Alliance v. Federal Communications Commission

In Minnesota Telecom Alliance v. Federal Communications Commission, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit is considering the legality of the FCC’s new regulations promoting nondiscrimination in access to broadband internet service.
Rule of Law
July 5, 2024

The Trump Docket: SCOTUS immunity ruling ‘erodes public confidence,’ delay to Jan. 6 case ‘unconscionable,’ constitutional scholar says

Law and Crime
For its 248th birthday, America finds itself in a unique position unlike any before it:...
By: Praveen Fernandes, Brandi Buchman

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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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The result of the Fifteenth Amendment | Library of Congress (Public Domain)

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.