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On Monday, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled 2-1 in Bostic v.
The Senate’s confirmation of Pamela Harris to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today is yet another indication of how vital and necessary the invocation of the “nuclear option” was for the maintenance of a capable and efficient federal judiciary.
With two federal appeals courts issuing conflicting decisions on the availability of tax credits to those who have purchased health insurance on federally-facilitated health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), lots of people are assuming that Obamacare is on its way back to the...
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...

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 29, 2014

On Monday, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled 2-1 in Bostic v.

July 28, 2014

The Senate’s confirmation of Pamela Harris to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today is yet another indication of how vital and necessary the invocation of the “nuclear option” was for the maintenance of a capable and efficient federal judiciary.

July 28, 2014

With two federal appeals courts issuing conflicting decisions on the availability of tax credits to those who have purchased health insurance on federally-facilitated health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), lots of people are assuming that Obamacare is on its way back to the Supreme Court.  They could be wrong.