"The court can easily hear this case in the current term, which is important given both the case’s significance and the fact that the lower courts have blocked the president’s action from going into effect," said Brianne Gorod, appellate counsel for the liberal Constitutional Accountability Center and former clerk to Justice Stephen Breyer. "In fact, given the court’s normal procedures, it would risk the appearance of engaging in politics if the Court didn’t hear the case this term.”
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CAC's Elizabeth Wydra appeared on FOX News Channel to discuss the Obama Administration's appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of the President's executive actions on immigration, known as DAPA.
"The government's decision to seek Supreme Court review of President Obama's immigration action is welcome," Brianne Gorod, appellate counsel with the Constitutional Accountability Center, said in a statement. Gorod, a former clerk to Justice Stephen Breyer, added that "the court can easily hear this case in the current term, which is important given both the case's significance and the fact that the lower courts have blocked the president's action from going into effect." "In fact, given the court's normal procedures, it would risk the appearance of engaging in politics if the court didn't hear the case this term," Gorod said.
Then there are the Republican state legislators who sing the praises of federalism, making the point that the Supreme Court shouldn't be telling states how to manage their own labor relations. "What the challengers in Friedrichs are trying to do is constitutionalize a single answer for the entire country," says Elizabeth Wydra, chief counsel for the Constitutional Accountability Center, which wrote the brief. "However you feel about agency shop arrangements, it’s something the law currently leaves to the states, and the Supreme Court shouldn’t change that."
This blow-out record has emboldened business advocates to shoot for the moon, throwing precedent and caution aside. In recent years, and specifically in the cases the Court is now mulling, the Chamber and its allies have worked toward carving out what amounts to a law-free zone, effectively immunizing corporations from private lawsuits when they violate virtually any law, state or federal, enacted to protect consumers, employees, minorities, women, retirees, small investors, or small business suppliers.