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2013-08

August 24, 2013

On Wednesday, Barack Obama will deliver one of the most important speeches of his presidency. He will be standing in the shadow of Abraham Lincoln, 150 years after the Gettysburg Address, on the steps where Martin Luther King delivered his immortal "I Have a Dream" speech exactly 50 years before.

August 12, 2013
"There have been baby steps taken to make the court more transparent, but it is still in many respects the least transparent branch of the three branches of government," says Doug Kendall, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center.
 
August 7, 2013

“Under the Administrative Procedure Act precedent, the courts can compel agencies that have been unreasonably delayed,” says Simon Lazarus, a senior counsel at the Constitutional Accountability Center. “Those tend to involve delays that have gone on for years.”

August 1, 2013

Judith Schaeffer, vice president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, said the vote by reflected opposition for opposition’s sake. “She is overwhelmingly qualified and totally uncontroversial—even earning praise from Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during her hearing earlier this month,” Schaeffer said. “Millett should not only receive a yes-or-no vote from the full Senate, but she also deserves to be confirmed on a bipartisan basis, as soon as possible after the recess.”

August 1, 2013

Basically, the constitutional question will come down to whether a for-profit, secular corporation can hold religious beliefs and convictions, or whether—as David Gans explains here —“the Court’s cases recognize a basic, common-sense difference between living, breathing, individuals—who think, possess a conscience, and a claim to human dignity—and artificial entities, which are created by the law for a specific purpose, such as to make running a business more efficient and lucrative.”