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In Walker v. Texas, the Supreme Court is being asked to consider whether the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment, which prohibits any person from being prosecuted for the same offense more than once, bars a state prosecution for a criminal offense when the defendant has already been prosecuted for the same offense in federal court.

Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt was a constitutional challenge to Texas HB 2—a package of onerous restrictions designed to shutter abortion clinics across the state—signed into law by Governor Rick Perry in 2013.

In Williams v. Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court considered whether it violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments for a state supreme court justice to participate in the review of a death penalty case in which he was personally involved when he previously served as district attorney.

On December 17, 2012, Constitutional Accountability Center, joined by AARP, filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the respondents in Delia v. E.M.A., later renamed Wos v. E.M.A., a case that raised important questions about the preemptive force of the Medicaid statute and the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

On March 4, 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that state-law claims against drug manufacturers for failing to properly warn consumers about dangerous risks associated with their products should not be displaced by federal law and Food and Drug Administration, just as CAC urged in our brief.