This moment in our history is perilous for the continued recognition of rights that too many people born after Roe take for granted. So much has changed since the Court reaffirmed the right to access abortion one year ago that now, more than ever, progressives must understand the tremendous power that America’s courts have to shape our daily lives. In the era of Trump, that power can do incalculable damage if we do not focus our activism and our votes as if our rights depended on it. Because they do.
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CAC President Elizabeth Wydra appeared on MSNBC with Hallie Jackson to discuss Supreme Court action on President Trump's Muslim travel ban.
The Constitutional Accountability Center in Washington, which filed a friend of the court brief on Lee’s behalf, praised the ruling as not only a victory for Lee, but also for one of the Constitution’s most basic safeguards: the Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of counsel.
Ziglar offers a thin, unconvincing view of separation of powers that never takes seriously that the judiciary has an affirmative role to play in the Constitution’s system of separation of powers. It closes the courthouse doors on victims of unconstitutional misconduct, discounting the judicial check our Constitution’s Framers insisted. It turns its back on the rule of law, the building block of our most precious constitutional guarantees.
The Supreme Court ruled against Goldwater, but it didn't deny his ability to bring a lawsuit, said Brian Frazelle, appellate counsel at the Constitutional Accountability Center, which is working on the congressional lawsuit. Frazelle said a lower court granted standing to Goldwater and the other senators based on their claim that Carter had deprived them of a vote to stop the treaty from ending.