CAC produces scholarship showing that the Constitution’s text and history command progressive results. Through our expert commentary, issue briefs, in-depth think tank series, and in testimony to Congress, we inform the public and America’s elected leaders with comprehensive accounts of the most contentious and timely topics in modern constitutional and federal law.
The Cornerstone of Our Democracy: The Census Clause and the Constitutional Obligation to Count All Persons
Text and History Narratives
Every provision of the Constitution has a narrative, a story of the people, events, and cases behind its drafting and passage, and of the debates, both in the courts and the political branches, about its meaning. Through this series, CAC tells the most important and compelling stories about our founding document and efforts to improve it over the years.
Corporations and the Supreme Court
CAC’s long-term study of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its record before the Roberts Court
October Term 2016
Corporate Clout: As The Roberts Court Transforms, The Chamber Has Another Big TermRead More
October Term 2015
The Chamber May Not Have Had Its Best Term Ever, But It Still Did Pretty WellRead More
October Term 2014
Another Solid Term for Big Business at the Roberts CourtRead More
The Roberts Court at 10
In June 2015, John Roberts finished his tenth year as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. In this series, through an exploration of the votes he has cast, the decisions he has written, and the way he has led the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary, CAC offers insights into whether Roberts has lived up to the promises he made during his confirmation hearings.
The Constitution at a Crossroads
In the first 10 years of the Roberts Court, many of its landmark cases split sharply along ideological lines. In this series, CAC attempts to map and describe the divisions in both ideology and judicial philosophy on the Roberts Court, and examine how those divides have impacted the Court’s answers to important questions about the meaning of our Constitution.
Federalism and Immigration: Will the Court Choose Federal Uniformity or States’ Rights in Immigration Law?Read More
Will the Supreme Court Continue to Chip Away At, or Overrule, the Constitution’s Protection of Reproductive Choice?Read More
The Meaning of Equal: Does the Constitution Prohibit Discrimination on the Basis of Gender and Sexual Orientation?Read More