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2014-06

June 30, 2014

“For the first time in our Nation’s history,” said CAC President Doug Kendall, “the Supreme Court has ruled that for profit corporations have religious rights and have accorded them religious exemptions. Despite their attempts to qualify that ruling, it opens the floodgates to claims by corporations for religious exemptions.”

June 26, 2014
Washington, DC – On news this morning that the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, Constitutional Accountability Center released the following reaction:
 
June 25, 2014

“In a unanimous opinion today,” said CAC President Doug Kendall, “the Court issued an important and sweeping ruling validating the privacy rights of all Americans. Critical to Chief Justice Roberts’ opinion was the amount of highly sensitive information that is stored on the phones of millions of Americans, which makes their warrantless searches in some ways even more intrusive than similar searches of colonial-era homes that the Founders fought against in the Revolutionary War.”

June 25, 2014

“Judge Kelly is wrong,” Schaeffer said, “and his Tenth Circuit colleagues were correct in holding that the Fourteenth Amendment ‘extends the guarantees of due process and equal protection to every person in every State of the Union.’ That includes gay men and lesbians in the state of Utah.”

June 23, 2014

“Challengers to EPA’s action,” CAC’s Kendall continued, “wanted the Court to review far more than it did in this case, and they wanted a more sweeping ruling preventing EPA regulation here. They got neither, and EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act remains on extremely strong footing.”

June 2, 2014

Constitutional Accountability Center Chief Counsel Elizabeth Wydra said, “While CAC took no position on Carol Anne Bond’s fate, it is gratifying that Justices across the ideological spectrum ignored Justice Scalia's blatant eagerness to overrule precedent, and instead left intact the longstanding framework for the exercise of Congressional power under the Constitution’s Necessary and Proper Clause.”