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Ever since three-judge panels on the Fourth Circuit and the D.C. Circuit issued conflicting rulings in July on the availability of tax credits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the opponents of the law have been trying to rush their case to the Supreme Court.  That’s where they apparently think...
This week, in an odd coincidence of timing, two judges put on the federal bench by Ronald Reagan issued rulings on consecutive days about whether the U.S.
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...

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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

September 5, 2014

Ever since three-judge panels on the Fourth Circuit and the D.C. Circuit issued conflicting rulings in July on the availability of tax credits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the opponents of the law have been trying to rush their case to the Supreme Court.  That’s where they apparently think they have their best shot at succeeding in what D.C.

September 5, 2014

This week, in an odd coincidence of timing, two judges put on the federal bench by Ronald Reagan issued rulings on consecutive days about whether the U.S.

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