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2010-10

October 26, 2010

By Doug Kendell, CAC Founder and President

Last week, investigators at the Center for American Progress released a bombshell, making public confidential materials penned by energy tycoon Charles Koch for a conference of well-heeled conservative activists this past June. These materials also included an invitation to far-right money men and women to another gathering scheduled for next January, to plan the takeover of the White House in 2012.

October 25, 2010

The Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC) is a progressive think tank, law firm, and action center. We work in our courts, through our government, and with legal scholars to preserve the rights and freedoms of all Americans and to protect our judiciary from politics and special interests.  Visit our homepage to see all the ways we are preserving the progressive promise of our Constitution’s text and history: http://www.theusconstitution.org.

October 25, 2010

The Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC) is a think tank, law firm, and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of our Constitution’s text and history. We work in our courts, through our government, and with legal scholars to preserve the rights and freedoms of all Americans and to protect our judiciary from politics and special interests.

October 19, 2010

By Brooke Obie, Online Communications Director

October 14, 2010

By Brooke Obie, Online Communications Director

October 7, 2010

The story of the U.S. Supreme Court's new Term so far has been its business-heavy docket.  Yesterday, Constitutional Accountability Center filed a brief in one of the centerpiece cases of that docket, AT&T Mobility, LLC v. Concepcion.  The case pits the Court's pro-federalism leanings – dating from the Rehnquist Court era – against a remarkable expansion of pro-corporate federal arbitration rules that help shield corporations from liability in federal and state courts.

October 7, 2010

We recently noticed that as part of a response to a judicial nominations piece by Dahlia Lithwick and Carl Tobias, Ed Whelan took a quick swing at numbers CAC has been using about a stunning increase in Senate floor confirmation vote wait times for judicial nominees, which show that President Obama's nominees are facing unprecedented obstruction tactics in

October 6, 2010

Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the controversial free speech case Snyder v. Phelps.  WATCH CAC's Chief Counsel Elizabeth Wydra weigh in on NBC's Texas affiliate KTAL 6:

"It's a funeral for God's sake!" said Albert Snyder, Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder's Father.

The procession had to be re-routed and the SWAT team was called in when Reverend Fred Phelps brought his "Thank God For Dead Soldiers" protest to Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder's funeral in 2006.