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September 30, 2009

Today, the Supreme Court announced its decision to hear McDonald v. City of Chicago (08-1521), a key case that asks whether the Second Amendment individual right to bear arms, identified by the Supreme Court in Heller v. District of Columbia (2008), applies to states and local governments. The case, coming out of the U.S.

September 25, 2009

Yesterday, after rehearing Nordyke v. King, an en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sent a strong signal to the Supreme Court that the lower courts are waiting for guidance on whether the individual 2nd Amendment right to “keep and bear arms,” recognized by the Court in Heller v. District of Columbia (2008), applies to state and local governments.

September 24, 2009

CAC Releases Supreme Court Preview for Fall 2009

Today, Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC) is releasing a preview of the Supreme Court’s docket this fall, highlighting three cases that will prove an important test of the Roberts Court’s willingness to overturn prior rulings of the Court:

September 17, 2009

Each year on September 17, our Nation celebrates Constitution & Citizenship Day, established by Congress to commemorate both the signing of our founding document and the millions of individuals who have become Americans over the past two hundred years.

September 16, 2009

Today, the American Immigration Law Foundation released a report entitled Made in America: Myths & Facts about Birthright Citizenship, in honor of Citizenship Day (Sept 17). Announcing the release of the report on the Immigration Policy Center's website, the organization writes:

September 9, 2009

By David H. Gans, Director, Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Citizenship Program

September 8, 2009

Progressives are spreading the word today about Citizens United v. FEC, which is being argued before the Supreme Court tomorrow morning, and which poses a challenge to the constitutionality of campaign finance regulations that keep corporate profits out of elections.

September 3, 2009

by Xan White, Research and Special Projects Associate, Constitutional Accountability Center

September 1, 2009

You’ve probably heard by now that next week the Supreme Court will break up its summer recess to hear argument, for the second time, in Citizens United v. FEC. You may have the sense that this doesn’t happen often and that something important is going on. If so, you’re right and then some.