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2009-06

June 29, 2009

by Doug Kendall and David Gans, Constitutional Accountability Center

June 29, 2009

by Judith E. Schaeffer, Vice President, Constitutional Accountability Center

June 26, 2009

Yesterday, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, launched into one of his favorite talking points: He complained once again about federal judges who have the audacity to realize that wisdom does not reside solely within the borders of the United States, and who therefore consider it acceptable to look for wisdom in the rulings by judges of courts of other countries.

June 24, 2009

In a powerful and courageous op-ed in this morning’s NY Times, Ramesh Ponnuru – senior editor of the staunchly-conservative National Review – concedes the central point we at CAC have been making since our inception: many central planks of the conservative legal agenda cannot be squared with the text and history of the Constitution.

June 24, 2009

CAC encourages outside scholars to guest post on Text & History to broaden the range of constitutional topics discussed on the blog and to add additional voices to the topics we are already discussing. The views expressed in these guest posts do not necessarily reflect the views of CAC. This post is by guest blogger Professor Michael Anthony Lawrence, of Michigan State University College of Law

June 23, 2009

by Judith E. Schaeffer, Vice President, Constitutional Accountability Center

This morning, several Republican Senators took to the Senate floor to make speeches outlining their “concerns” about Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. By and large, the speeches were entirely predictable, and if I’d been playing a drinking game keyed to mention of Judge Sotomayor’s “wise Latina woman” remark, I’d have been three sheets to the wind by lunchtime.

June 23, 2009

by David H. Gans, Director of the Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Citizenship Program, Constitutional Accountability Center Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated opinion in NAMUDNO v. Holder, holding that the plaintiff, a small Texas utility district, should have a chance to prove that it is entitled to an exemption – in technical parlance, a “bail out” – from the preclearance requirement of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

June 22, 2009

This just in from SCOTUSBlog's liveblog of today's opinions:

June 20, 2009

By Judith E. Schaeffer, Vice President, Constitutional Accountability Center

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