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The big courtroom at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is empty today.  It wasn’t supposed to be. 
At Tuesday’s House Oversight Committee hearing on the Affordable Care Act, Republicans pressed MIT economist Jonathan Gruber on a statement of his that they claim supports the plaintiffs’ argument in King v. Burwell that the ACA was designed to withhold tax credits from people in states where the...
Earlier this month, Judge Jeff Sutton of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals became the first federal appellate judge to write an opinion upholding a state ban on same-sex marriage since United States v.

Blog Post Series

Defending the Voting Rights Act

In the wake of an election season in which the Voting Rights Act proved its mettle as the last, best hope against voter suppression efforts, the Supreme Court will be reviewing the constitutionality of a key part of this iconic civil rights statute in a case called ...

Obama Judicial Nominees in Limbo

CAC has documented the U.S. Senate’s  unprecedented obstruction of President Obama’s judicial nominees — under the direction of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). 

CAC in Court

Constitutional Accountability Center chooses the best cases to bring our ideas about the Constitution into court and secure victories in the U.S. Supreme Court, state supreme courts, and federal courts of appeal that move the law closer to the text and history of our Constitution. 

 

Originalist Sins

Conservative Justices like Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas get a great deal of criticism (from the left) and praise (from the right) for being “originalists” and committing to follow the “original meaning” of the Constitution’s text.  Constitutional Accountability Center comes at this debate...

Text & History Blog

December 17, 2014

The big courtroom at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is empty today.  It wasn’t supposed to be. 

December 9, 2014

At Tuesday’s House Oversight Committee hearing on the Affordable Care Act, Republicans pressed MIT economist Jonathan Gruber on a statement of his that they claim supports the plaintiffs’ argument in King v. Burwell that the ACA was designed to withhold tax credits from people in states where the federal government operates the insurance Exchange.