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On Monday the nation came together to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But on Wednesday the justices of the Supreme Court assemble to consider taking away one of the tools used to help create the vision of an equal America advocated by Dr. King, under a civil rights law passed in his...
The Supreme Court heard argument today in an important case on access to the courts: Armstrong v.

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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

January 21, 2015

On Monday the nation came together to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But on Wednesday the justices of the Supreme Court assemble to consider taking away one of the tools used to help create the vision of an equal America advocated by Dr. King, under a civil rights law passed in his memory.