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2017-05

May 25, 2017

“Today’s ruling is an important reaffirmation that courts will review and check the unlawful acts of this Administration. The court saw through Trump’s smokescreen of neutrality in his revised Muslim travel ban and rightly concluded that it ‘drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.’ It is time for Trump and his team to comply with the Constitution.” 

May 22, 2017

“Today’s ruling is the Court’s second reaffirmation this Term that, when states draw legislative districts, courts will undertake a careful review to ensure states follow the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection of the law. It is significant that the majority today struck down North Carolina’s drawing of a legislative district that gratuitously invoked the Voting Rights Act in order to pack African American voters into certain districts, lessening their influence elsewhere.  This is an important ruling that limits the power of states to use race for political ends."

May 1, 2017

“In arriving at its decision, the Court today properly respected its own precedents, as well as Congress's ratification of those precedents,” added CAC Chief Counsel Brianne Gorod. “While the most significant aspect of today’s decision was its recognition of the role that cities can play in enforcing the Fair Housing Act, perhaps the most unexpected aspect was the vote of Chief Justice John Roberts. While he clearly remains a conservative Justice, today’s ruling is yet another reminder that he is a conservative who occasionally surprises.”