CAC's Elizabeth Wydra joined Bill Press in-studio to talk about the week's major Supreme Court decisions and arguments.
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Earlier in April, Simon Lazarus detailed how Judge Raymond Randolph of the D.C. Circuit spouted misinformation from the bench about the “unmitigated disaster” and “sky-high” costs of the Affordable Care Act launch—talk-radio points that were not in the record and, indeed, were clearly false.
“Over the last probably two decades, the court has been moving in a very pro-arbitration direction, making it increasingly more difficult for everyday Americans to have their claims against corporations brought before a court of law,” says Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center. “The Roberts court has taken this to an extreme.”
“Too often progressives cede the Constitution to conservatives, in the courts and in the public square, but we do that at our peril – especially since the Constitution so often points to progressive outcomes,” said Doug Kendall, head of the Constitutional Accountability Center. Kendall said the two groups’ “collaboration on marriage equality cases should be a wake-up call to liberals about the power and progressive promise of the Constitution’s text and history.”
Our organizations regularly take opposite sides on big constitutional issues. Whether it's the Affordable Care Act, campaign finance, presidential power, or nearly anything else, the progressive Constitutional Accountability Center and the libertarian Cato Institute typically disagree. Yet we absolutely agree that the Constitution require states to extend marriage licenses to same-sex couples. That's why we've jointly filed a brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to affirm the district courts in Utah and Oklahoma that struck down those states' marriage restrictions.