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2013-03

March 27, 2013
SUPREME COURT PLAZA, Washington, DC – In the minutes following the conclusion of marathon oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court over the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Constitutional Accountability Center attorneys released the following reactions:
 
March 26, 2013
SUPREME COURT PLAZA, Washington, DC – Minutes after the conclusion of oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court over California’s Proposition 8, in the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, Constitutional Accountability Center Vice President Judith E. Schaeffer released the following reaction:
 
March 20, 2013

“Today’s majority opinion is a huge victory for the 62 million Americans – one out of every five – who depend on Medicaid for access to health care. This ruling makes clear that the Medicaid statute is as much a part of the Federal Code as any other, and displaces state laws that conflict with the program.”

March 18, 2013

"A majority of the Court, including Justice Kennedy, appeared to recognize that the entire point of having a single Federal form was to streamline the voter registration process, and that approving Arizona's law would pave the way for a patchwork of 50 state forms. We are optimistic that that recognition will lead the Court to strike down Arizona's law and respect Congress' power to protect the right to vote in Federal elections."

March 6, 2013
Washington, DC – After Senate Republicans filibustered – for the second time – the nomination of Caitlin Halligan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Constitutional Accountability Center Vice President Judith E. Schaeffer issued the following statement: