No constitutional debate has shifted more dramatically over the last 25 years than the debate over the Second Amendment. In 1988, when the U.S. Department of Justice under Attorney General Edwin Meese produced its version of Crossroads, the Second Amendment wasn’t even mentioned. Now, in the wake of two 5-4 rulings by the Supreme Court in the Heller and McDonald cases, the debate over the Second Amendment has become a central battleground over the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
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Conservative opponents of the Voting Rights Act may hope that the Supreme Court will second-guess Congress’ exercise of its authority to protect the right to vote free from racial discrimination, but the D.C. Circuit’s ruling, joined by G.W. Bush appointee Judge Thomas Griffith, provides a roadmap for the Supreme Court to uphold (rather than strike down) this critical guarantee of our multiracial democracy.
Today marks the 58th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision inBrown v. Board of Education, the unanimous ruling that struck down racial segregation and restored the Fourteenth Amendment’s promise of equality.
Fifty-eight years ago today, the Supreme Court handed down its landmark ruling in Brown v.
Today, CAC released the newest chapter in CAC’s series, The Constitution at a Crossroads: The Ideological Battle Over the Meaning of the Constitution, a comprehensive effort to map and describe the key ideological battlegrounds on the United States Supreme Court over the meaning of the United States Constitution.
As readers of this blog know, the ongoing judicial vacancy crisis in our federal courts system has been characterized by a vacancy total that has exceeded 80 for nearly three years.
Rank and file members of the tea party have no idea what the Constitution they purport to revere actually says. Don't believe this? Watch this damning video produced by Constitutional Accountability Center's Brooke Obie, who was at the Court with a video camera for oral arguments over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and get back to me.