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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.
Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health OrganizationIn Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of Mississippi’s ban on abortions after fifteen weeks of pregnancy.Read More
Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller, P.L.L.C.In Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller, PLLC, the Supreme Court is considering whether individuals may recover emotional distress damages when they sue under federal laws that prohibit discrimination by recipients…Read More
Thompson v. ClarkIn Thompson v. Clark, the Supreme Court is considering whether people may sue a police officer for instigating baseless criminal charges against them once those charges are dropped—or whether, instead,…Read More
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Laying Claim to the Constitution: The 2021 Edition“In CAC’s re-release of Laying Claim, we wanted to add voices to the great scholarship produced by James Ryan in the original. The essays by Professors Alexis Hoag and Katie…Read More
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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
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.