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October, 2009

October 30, 2009

by Doug Kendall, President & Founder, Constitutional Accountability Center

October 28, 2009

by Doug Kendall, President & Founder, Constitutional Accountability Center

October 28, 2009

The legal blogosphere was abuzz yesterday with the (as it turns out) false report that Justice Antonin Scalia, during an appearance at the University of Arizona College of Law, stated that had he been on the Court in 1954 he probably would have dissented from the majority opinion in Brown v.

October 28, 2009

Readers may have noticed that T&H, along with its sister site Warming Law, underwent a few design changes earlier this week. These changes aim to make the blog more readable and accessible for new visitors, as well as to provide readers with more organized access to archived posts. Please feel free to send any complaints or feedback regarding the new layout to press@theusconstitution.org.

Enjoy!

October 20, 2009

by David H. Gans, Director of the Human Rights, Civil Rights, & Citizenship Program, Constitutional Accountability Center

October 16, 2009

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

October 15, 2009

Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee began marking up the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2009, a key component of President Obama’s proposal to overhaul regulation of the financial services sector. In its current form, the Act would create a Consumer Financial Protection Agency (or CFPA) that works in conjunction with states to detect and prevent predatory and fraudulent financial and credit schemes. However, many in the Committee, led by Rep.

October 13, 2009

This morning, the Supreme Court is set to hear two cases that concern the Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of counsel.

October 5, 2009

Today, in the pending Supreme Court case of Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection (08-1151), Constitutional Accountabilty Center (CAC), along with the State and Local Legal Center, filed an amicus brief in support of the respondent on behalf of state and local government organizations.

October 1, 2009

Following yesterday’s blockbuster news that the Supreme Court has granted review in McDonald v. City of Chicago (08-1521), a Second Amendment “incorporation” case, SCOTUSBlog’s Lyle Denniston has posted an excellent primer on the history of “incorporation” of the Bill of Rights against state action. Interested readers should check it out.