Civil and Human Rights
Securing the Constitution’s guarantees of liberty and equality for all
The Constitution–in particular, through amendments ratified in the wake of the Civil War and Reconstruction–provides broad guarantees of liberty and equality. CAC works to ensure that the civil and human rights protected by the Constitution are realized for all.
Civil and Human Rights in Brief
Plaintiffs in U.S. v. Windsor walking down the steps of the Supreme Court | Judith Schaeffer
While major victories have been achieved in the Supreme Court in recent decades, the right to be treated equally remains under attack on issues including affirmative action, reproductive freedom, and the rights of LGBTQ persons. CAC works to defend those rights in the courts and the public square.
Perfecting the Declaration: The Text and History of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment
Blind to History
Fulton v. City of Philadelphia
ISSUE BRIEF: Reproductive Originalism: Why the Fourteenth Amendment’s Original Meaning Protects the Right to Abortion
“We Do Not Want to be Hunted”: The Right To Be Secure and Our Constitutional Story of Race and Policing
Muldrow v. City of St. Louis
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits an employer from “discriminat[ing] against any individual with respect to h[er] compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.” Jatonya Clayborn Muldrow filed suit against her employer, the City of St. Louis, claiming it violated this provision by transferring her to a new position and subsequently denying a transfer request because of her sex. The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri granted summary judgment for her employer, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth...
- CAC files amicus curiae brief