CAC In the News

December 9, 2016

Brianne Gorod, a lawyer with the Constitutional Accountability Center, a progressive group, said the ban should be interpreted broadly to cover business deals. “The framers had a deep and abiding concern for corruption, and the word ‘emolument’ had a broad meaning to encompass profit of any kind,” she said. “If Trump is trading on his name, there is no exception for ‘fair market’ deals. I think there is a strong argument he is ineligible to serve as president if he is receiving these emoluments.”

December 6, 2016

"It would be a pretty stunning move [to fire Cordray], not only because there's no recent example of someone being removed for cause, but also because there's no basis," said Brianne Gorod, chief counsel at the Constitutional Accountability Center. "Richard Cordray has clearly been effective at helping the people that Trump said during the campaign that he wanted to help."

December 3, 2016

A ruling striking down these districts would be an important victory not just for those challenging them, but also for our Constitution’s promise of equal political opportunity for all.

December 2, 2016

"The judicial branch will be an important check in the next few years. And I think there might be conservative justices put on the bench who are more traditionally conservative and not as authoritarian perhaps as a President Trump might be," Elizabeth Wydra, president of the progressive Constitutional Accountability Center told "And they can serve as a check, especially if there are threats to constitutional structure."

November 30, 2016

The Democrats, represented by Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center, want the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to overturn a panel ruling that struck down the CFPB’s leadership design. In a proposed friend-of-the court brief filed late Tuesday, the Democrats urged the court to restore the agency’s structure.