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January 28, 2010

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, in an extraordinary escalation of tension between President Barack Obama and the sitting justices of the Supreme Court during last night’s State of the Union address, Justice Samuel Alito gave us this year’s “Joe Wilson moment” by shaking his head and mouthing “Not true…” in response to the following statement by the President:

January 27, 2010

by David H. Gans, Director of the Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Citizenship Program, Constitutional Accountability Center.  This piece is cross-posted at ACSblog, and is the third installment of a four-part debate hosted by ACSblog on the constitutional rights of corporations between Mr. Gans and Michael S. Greve of the American Enterprise Institute.  All posts from the debate are available here.

January 26, 2010

by Doug Kendall, President & Founder, and Hannah McCrea, Online Communications Director, of Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC)

January 21, 2010

On Wednesday, February 2, U.S. District Judge John Bates will hear oral argument in one of the most important civil rights cases pending in the lower federal courts, Shelby County v.

January 21, 2010

Progressives may have thought the victory of Scott Brown in Massachusetts earlier this week was bad news, but today’s Supreme Court 5-4 ruling in Citizens United v. FEC may ultimately prove far more devastating.

January 21, 2010

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

There is already a vast amount of commentary on today’s revolutionary—and not in a good way—campaign finance ruling in Citizens United; here’s our statement on the case, and we will post our own analysis of the decision shortly.

January 21, 2010

More soon:

WASHINGTON, DC — The Supreme Court today re-wrote the Constitution to give corporations—never mentioned in the Constitution—the same right to influence the electoral process as “We the People.”

January 19, 2010

by David H. Gans, Director of the Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Citizenship Program, Constitutional Accountability Center.  This piece is cross-posted at ACSblog, and opens an ACSblog debate on the constitutional rights of corporations between Mr. Gans and Michael S. Greve of the American Enterprise Institute.  Mr. Greve's post is scheduled to appear on ACSblog tomorrow.

January 11, 2010

by Doug Kendall, President & Founder, Constitutional Accountability Center

January 5, 2010

Yesterday we learned that the parties in Pottawattamie County v. McGhee, which was argued before the Supreme Court on Nov. 4 and posed a challenge to the court-created doctrine of “absolute prosecutorial immunity,” settled the case and agreed to have the Court dismiss it.