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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”?
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...
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. 
It is striking how much of the argument against marriage equality is rooted in hostility to the role of the federal courts in vindicating constitutional freedoms.  At the Supreme Court, defenders of discriminatory marriage laws contend that it should be up to the voters of a state whether to allow...

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

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.