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2015-05

May 29, 2015

Constitutional Accountability Center board member Akhil Amar has a wonderful and provocative new book that looks at the Constitution through the lens of geography: The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic. As part of his 40-event tour releasing the book, which began on the anniversary of President Lincoln’s assassination on April 14, Amar on May 28 joined CAC President Doug Kendall for a discussion at the National Archives in Washington, DC. 

May 29, 2015

In Tuesday’s New York Times, Robert Pear reported that, according to interviews with “over two dozen” Republican and Democratic senators and staff from the 111th Congress that enacted the Affordable Car Act, everyone involved in that process, on both sides of the aisle, understood the legislation to prescribe tax credits and subsidies to needy purchasers of insurance on all state-level exchange market-places, whether such exchanges are ope

May 27, 2015

The “voters only” claim in Evenwel should be rejected.  How could it possibly be unconstitutional for state and local governments to apportion representatives based on “the theory of the Constitution”?

May 19, 2015

Today is the day a key component of President Obama’s executive action on immigration was supposed to go into effect.  But that’s not happening. The President’s entire executive action remains halted due to the decision of one federal district court judge in Texas. That judge’s decision was wrong and should be reversed.

May 13, 2015

Sen. Toomey’s letter to the editor would have been more convincing had the Senator recounted efforts he has taken to get the Judiciary Committee moving on the Restrepo nomination.