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Opponents of the Affordable Care Act apparently will say anything to advance what one judge has called their “no-so-veiled atte
“The potential significance of this was lost on me,” said Thomas Christina, speaking of the provisions in the Affordable Care Act allowing the federal government to establish health insurance Exchanges, “until I noticed something peculiar about the tax credit for people who fall in this 100% to 400...
On Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit -- Jeffrey Sutton, Deborah Cook, and Martha Craig Daughtrey -- heard oral arguments in cases from four states (Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee) in which lower court judges have struck down state...
In their continuing effort to give the Supreme Court another shot to gut the Affordable Care Act, opponents of the Act last week asked the Court to hear King v.

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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

August 19, 2014

Opponents of the Affordable Care Act apparently will say anything to advance what one judge has called their “no-so-veiled atte

August 11, 2014

“The potential significance of this was lost on me,” said Thomas Christina, speaking of the provisions in the Affordable Care Act allowing the federal government to establish health insurance Exchanges, “until I noticed something peculiar about the tax credit for people who fall in this 100% to 400% zone with respect to the federal poverty line.”  Christina was speaking at the conservative American Enterprise Institute’s 2010 policy forum on possible legal vulnerabilities of the ACA.  

August 8, 2014

On Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit -- Jeffrey Sutton, Deborah Cook, and Martha Craig Daughtrey -- heard oral arguments in cases from four states (Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee) in which lower court judges have struck down state bans on same-sex marriage and bans on the recognition of same-sex marriages legally entered into elsewhere.   Th