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Next week marks the start of the Supreme Court’s new Term.  While the Court is already set to hear arguments in cases addressing important issues like religious freedom and criminal rights, much of the news is focused on whether (and, if so, when) the Court may add a marriage equality case to its docket this Term.

Happy Constitution Day! Read more about our Constitution and the "Second Founding."

We asked you to contact your Senators to tell them to vote to confirm Michelle Friedland to a seat on the Ninth Circuit that’s been declared a judicial emergency.  

On Monday, April 28, the Senate confirmed Ms. Friedland by a narrow, 51-40 vote.  Thank you for your great work!  

2013 was a year that showed us Washington at its worst. But it also showed us Constitutional Progressives at their best. Thank you for your hard work this year. We have a great deal to be proud of, and a great deal to prepare for.

The Heritage Foundation Takes on the Tea Party as the CPAC Curtain Rises

Thursday, February 9, 2012

As the constitutional claims of the tea party have become more and more extreme, we here at the Constitutional Accountability Center have been troubled by the lack of push-back from serious conservatives to some of these embarrassingly wild and unfounded claims. This failure of adult supervision has allowed claims that should truly remain on the constitutional fringe to flourish in conservative legislatures around the country.

Virginia State Senator Blasts the Pledge to Norquist

Monday, January 9, 2012

In his op-ed, entitled "A pledge that compromises our oath," Senator Marsden asked his colleagues, "How can you take your oath of office in the General Assembly knowing that you have a prior allegiance to a special interest that dictates how you will perform your duties?"

The Chief Justice and the Cordray Appointment

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

President Obama announced today that he will use his constitutional authority under the Recess Appointments Clause to install Richard Cordray as the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and three commissioners to the National Labor Relations Board, despite Republican efforts to prevent this by keeping the Senate in pro-forma session during the holiday recess.

New Book Tells the Back Story behind the Powell Memo

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The story Jeff Clements tells — how Lewis Powell's campaign to bend the Constitution to serve the interests of corporations culminated in Citizens United — is an important one for anyone concerned about the negative impact of Citizens United on our democracy and everyone working to overturn the ruling.

WATCH: CAC Delivers More than 13,000 Letters To "Gridlock Grover" Norquist

Monday, November 21, 2011

On November 17, 2011, Constitutional Accountability Center delivered thousands of messages to "Gridlock Grover" Norquist at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of his lobbyist organization, Americans for Tax Reform, insisting he affirm that elected officials must put their oath to the Constitution before his "no-tax" pledge.

Questions for “Gridlock Grover” Norquist and his Shrinking Flock

Thursday, November 17, 2011

As the work of the debt-reduction Super-Committee approaches its climax (or anti-climax) next week, the oversized role of tax lobbyist Grover Norquist has dominated the conversation, including this page one story in today's Washington Post, which confirms that a growing, bipartisan collection of Members of Congress is backing away from the Norquist "no-tax" pledge