On September 11, 2013, Constitutional Accountability Center filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court in support of the government in Environmental Protection Agency v. EME Homer. For more than 50 years, the federal government has sought to mitigate interstate air pollution and promote healthy air quality. At issue in Homer was whether the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), in its attempt to mitigate the cross-state, spillover effects of air pollution, exceeded its authority under the Clean Air Act.
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In Evenwel v. Abbott, the Supreme Court considered whether the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to draw state legislative districts that contain a substantially equal number of voters.
In Expressions Hair Design, et al. v. Schneiderman, et al., the Court considered whether the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech is violated by a New York state law that makes it illegal for a business to charge a customer using a credit card more for an item than its posted price.