Preserving the rights and freedoms of all Americans and protecting our judiciary
The Constitution is, in its most vital respects, a progressive document, written by revolutionaries and amended by generations of Americans who fought to claim their freedom and equality–making our nation more just and more inclusive. The text, history, and values of the whole Constitution reflect an arc of progress, forged by We The People. We continue to work today to make the rights and liberties promised in the Constitution a reality for all.
Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC) is a think tank, law firm, and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of our Constitution’s text and history. We work in our courts, through our government, and with legal scholars to preserve the rights and freedoms of all Americans and to protect our judiciary from politics and special interests.
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Constitutional Accountability Center was launched in 2008 by the late Doug Kendall to build on the work of our predecessor organization, Community Rights Counsel. CRC was a public interest law firm that promoted constitutional principles in defense of laws that make our communities environmentally sound and socially just. CAC was founded to push beyond environmental justice to promote the progressive promise of the whole Constitution’s text and history.
Combined, honest textualism and principled originalism—text and history—constitute CAC’s method and form the essential foundation for assessing constitutional accountability. Click to learn more about our method.