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Our Latest Work

Civil and Human Rights
U.S. Supreme Court

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

In 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.
Civil and Human Rights
U.S. Supreme Court

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 of federal funds.
Access to Justice
U.S. Supreme Court

Thompson v. Clark

In 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, victims may sue only if...
Immigration and Citizenship
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Miranda v. Garland

In Miranda v. Garland, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is considering whether the government may incarcerate someone without bail during deportation proceedings without showing that the person would likely abscond or...
Rule of Law
September 29, 2021

Still Laying Claim

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Rule of Law
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Chambless Enterprises v. Walensky

In Chambless Enterprises v. Walensky, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit was asked to consider whether a federal law permitted the CDC to impose a federal eviction moratorium to curb the spread...

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.

From Our Think Tank

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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.