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With the Supreme Court scheduled to hear oral argument in King v. Burwell next week, those looking for clues as to what the Court will decide later this year when it rules in King need look no further than a very different case the Court decided today.  In Yates v.
There’s never been much substance to the arguments made by petitioners in King v.
When it comes to the Affordable Care Act and evidence about what it means, opponents of the ACA have made a habit of only seeing what they want to see.  The latest example is Ed Whelan’s response to Linda Greenhouse’s most recent column about K
In order to give a better sense of the content of the remarkable collection of briefs filed in support of the federal government in King v. Burwell, CAC has put together a comprehensive guide describing the arguments set forth in each of the 31 amici briefs along with links to the corresponding...

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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

February 25, 2015

With the Supreme Court scheduled to hear oral argument in King v. Burwell next week, those looking for clues as to what the Court will decide later this year when it rules in King need look no further than a very different case the Court decided today.  In Yates v.

February 10, 2015

There’s never been much substance to the arguments made by petitioners in King v.

February 6, 2015

When it comes to the Affordable Care Act and evidence about what it means, opponents of the ACA have made a habit of only seeing what they want to see.  The latest example is Ed Whelan’s response to Linda Greenhouse’s most recent column about K