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Douglas T. Kendall

President, Constitutional Accountability Center

Doug is founder and President of the Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC), a think tank, law firm and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of our Constitution's text and history. He previously founded and directed Community Rights Counsel (CRC), CAC's predecessor organization. Doug has represented clients in state and federal appellate courts around the country and he has co-authored more than a dozen briefs filed before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is co-author of three books and lead author of numerous reports and studies. He launched and helped direct (with Earthjustice) the Judging the Environment Project, a comprehensive effort to highlight the environmental stakes in the future of the U.S. Supreme Court and appointments to the federal bench. Doug has appeared on television programs including Nightline, 20/20, Fox News Sunday, and World News Tonight, and radio broadcasts on NPR, CBS News, and Air America. His academic writings have appeared scholarly journals including the Virginia Law Review. His commentary has run in the New Republic, the American Prospect, Slate, and dozens of major papers including the Washington PostUSA Today, and the Los Angeles Times. Doug is a blogger on Huffington Post. Doug received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia.


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Publications and Multimedia
Ideas for Structural Change - Event Audio/Video
2010 National Lawyers Convention
November 20, 2010
Fair-weather Federalism - Event Audio
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group
March 30, 2007