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2016-05

May 16, 2016

“As these two important decisions demonstrate, the Court continues to be hamstrung by the fact that it isn't operating with full complement of nine justices. In both cases decided today, the Court’s action left the major questions presented – whether consumer protections allow an injured consumer their day in court, and whether women can continue to access contraception guaranteed under law despite their employers’ religious objections – for another day.”

May 12, 2016

CAC President Elizabeth Wydra said, “We look forward to the opportunity to have the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit reconsider Judge Collyer’s unprecedented ruling allowing a partisan faction of Congress to use the courts to settle a political dispute over the interpretation of a statute. We are confident that House Republicans are going to lose on standing on appeal, but if the Court of Appeals does reach the merits, we are confident that the court will find that the Administration acted within its lawful authority in reimbursing health insurers for cost sharing reductions.”

May 9, 2016

As CAC Policy Counsel Elisabeth M. Stein, author of the report, writes, “Even when Congress tends strongly towards conservative interests guided by business advocates, as it does now in both chambers, progressives can successfully beat back anti-civil justice legislation.”