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Over the past year, court after court has recognized that state bans on same-sex marriage violate the Constitution’s fundamental guarantees of equal protection and liberty.  These decisions may feel very 21st Century to some, but they are firmly rooted in the 19th Century and the adoption of the...
Following last week’s victory by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in NLRB v. Noel Canning and today’s devastating rulings in Harris v. Quinn and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, two things are absolutely clear about this Supreme Court Term.  One, it’s once again been a very good Term for the Chamber.  And, two...
The Roberts Court’s decision on June 26 in NLRB v. Noel Canning capped off yet another winning Supreme Court Term for the U.S.
The past week has been a busy one for Supreme Court watchers, and there are going to be more explosive decisions coming before the Court completes its Term just in time for the Fourth of July. (Monday’s Hobby Lobby decision is sure to provide some fireworks.)

Blog Post Series

Defending the Voting Rights Act

In the wake of an election season in which the Voting Rights Act proved its mettle as the last, best hope against voter suppression efforts, the Supreme Court will be reviewing the constitutionality of a key part of this iconic civil rights statute in a case called ...

Obama Judicial Nominees in Limbo

CAC has documented the U.S. Senate’s  unprecedented obstruction of President Obama’s judicial nominees — under the direction of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). 

CAC in Court

Constitutional Accountability Center chooses the best cases to bring our ideas about the Constitution into court and secure victories in the U.S. Supreme Court, state supreme courts, and federal courts of appeal that move the law closer to the text and history of our Constitution. 

 

Originalist Sins

Conservative Justices like Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas get a great deal of criticism (from the left) and praise (from the right) for being “originalists” and committing to follow the “original meaning” of the Constitution’s text.  Constitutional Accountability Center comes at this debate...

Text & History Blog

July 25, 2014

Over the past year, court after court has recognized that state bans on same-sex marriage violate the Constitution’s fundamental guarantees of equal protection and liberty.  These decisions may feel very 21st Century to some, but they are firmly rooted in the 19th Century and the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment.  The Fourteenth Amendment protects the principles of liberty, due process of law, and equal protection of the laws.  Indeed, as the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently recognized

June 30, 2014

Following last week’s victory by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in NLRB v. Noel Canning and today’s devastating rulings in Harris v. Quinn and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, two things are absolutely clear about this Supreme Court Term.  One, it’s once again been a very good Term for the Chamber.  And, two, it’s been an even better one for the business community writ large.

June 30, 2014

The Roberts Court’s decision on June 26 in NLRB v. Noel Canning capped off yet another winning Supreme Court Term for the U.S.