Shorthanded Court Leaves Major Issues Unaddressed In Big Cases

Washington, DC – On news this morning that the U.S. Supreme Court issued rulings in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins and Zubik v Buwell, both cases in which Constitutional Accountability Center filed “friend of the court” briefs, CAC President Elizabeth Wydra issued the following reaction:


“As these two important decisions demonstrate, the Court continues to be hamstrung by the fact that it isn’t operating with full complement of nine justices. In both cases decided today, the Court’s action left the major questions presented – whether consumer protections allow an injured consumer their day in court, and whether women can continue to access contraception guaranteed under law despite their employers’ religious objections – for another day.”






CAC “friend of the court” brief in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins:


CAC “friend of the court” brief in Zubik v. Burwell:




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