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June, 2011

June 30, 2011

While most Washington influence efforts focus on Congress or the federal agencies, the nation's largest business lobby has been expanding its campaign to influence the Supreme Court.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has for years been one of the biggest players on Capitol Hill, but the group has also been hiring more lawyers for its National Chamber Litigation Center to advocate on behalf of businesses before the court.

June 30, 2011

 

Roll Call
Chamber Goes to Courts More Often — and Wins
By Ambreen Ali
June 30, 2011

 

While most Washington influence efforts focus on Congress or the federal agencies, the nation's largest business lobby has been expanding its campaign to influence the Supreme Court.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has for years been one of the biggest players on Capitol Hill, but the group has also been hiring more lawyers for its National Chamber Litigation Center to advocate on behalf of businesses before the court.

June 30, 2011

 

The Washington Times
Appeals court upholds Obama’s health care law
By Stephen Dinan
June 30, 2011

 

A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled the individual mandate in the Democrats’ health care law is constitutional, becoming the highest court to back the key part of President Obama’s signature achievement.

June 30, 2011

 

People For the American Way
Chamber's Influence on Corporate Court Examined
By Paul, June 30, 2011

 

June 29, 2011

 

ABC News
Obama Health Care Law Upheld by U.S. Appeals Court
By Ariane de Vogue
June 29, 2011

 

In a victory for the Obama administration, a federal appeals court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The decision marks the first time an appellate court has weighed in on the issue and also the first time a judge, appointed by a Republican president, has voted to uphold the law.

June 27, 2011

 

National Law Journal
Champions & Visionaries
June 27, 2011

Doug Kendall
Constitutional Accountability Center

June 24, 2011

 

First Amendment Center
Court’s data-mining ruling: big change on commercial speech?
By Tony Mauro
June 24, 2011

 

WASHINGTON — Something big happened in First Amendment law yesterday, when the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Sorrell v. IMS Health Inc. But it may take awhile to figure out exactly what that something is.

June 22, 2011

 

Air date: June 22, 2011
On Sirius XM Stars, Channel 107

CAC's Elizabeth Wydra discusses the recently-decided case Wal-mart v. Dukes on The Judith Regan Show

June 20, 2011

Constitutional Accountability Center's Chief Counsel Elizabeth Wydra appeared on The Judith Regan Show to discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes. In that case, the Court blocked female employees' massive class-action gender discrimination lawsuit, essentially suggesting that some corporations are too big to be held accountable

June 16, 2011

CAC's Elizabeth Wydra was quoted in an article appearing in the June 16, 2011 issue of the Bureau of National Affairs Health Law Reporter, discussing the possible outcomes of current cases challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

June 15, 2011

 

ACSblog
Countering the Right Wing's Take on the Constitution: Journal provides a discussion among progressives on the best way to do so
June 15, 2011

 

More than at any time in recent memory a public debate on the meaning of the Constitution and how to interpret it has been engaged by many, attracting some significant attention from news media that are more readily drawn to far less weighty matters.

June 14, 2011

University of Chicago Law Professor Geoffrey Stone and I have both come to Huffington Post many times in recent years to talk about the U.S. Constitution, how to respond to attacks by tea partiers and other conservatives on our Nation's founding charter, and how the Constitution is a progressive document. 

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