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January 28, 2015

The legislative record provides literally no evidence for the King challengers’ claim that Congress intentionally barred tax credits and subsidies for needy individuals in states with Federal Exchanges to encourage states to set up their own exchanges.  Congress, the brief shows, had no such purpose and never communicated any such threat.  In addition to reminding the Justices of the comments of Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (WI) from March 2010, for the first time in any brief, CAC provides direct evidence from former Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska that the King challengers’ claims about his intentions and expectations for the availability of tax credits on the federal exchanges is entirely without merit.

January 21, 2015
Washington, DC – Following oral argument today in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, a critical dispute over the Fair Housing Act, Constitutional Accountability Center attorneys – who were inside the Court for today’s proceedings – issued the following reaction:
 
January 16, 2015
Washington, DC – On news this afternoon that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to grant certiorari in cases brought by same-sex couples challenging the constitutionality of state laws that deny them their right to marry, the progressive Constitutional Accountability Center – which has filed briefs joined by the conservative/libertarian Cato Institute defending marriage equality in courts across the country – issued the following reaction: