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Tom Donnelly

Message Director and Counsel

Tom Donnelly, Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center

Tom is Constitutional Accountability Center’s Message Director and Counsel.  Prior to joining CAC, Tom served as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Previously, Tom served as a law clerk for the Hon. Thomas Ambro on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Tom is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he was a Projects Editor for the Yale Law Journal, a Coker Fellow for Dean Robert Post, and Student Director of the Community Development Financial Institutions Clinic. While at Yale, Tom also received the Judge William E. Miller Prize for best paper on the Bill of Rights. Tom’s academic writings have appeared in the Yale Law Journal and the Wisconsin Law Review, among other law journals, and he has written popular pieces for the Washington Post and the Hill.  Before receiving his law degree, Tom worked as an analyst at the Mellman Group, a polling firm. Tom received his B.A., summa cum laude, in Government and Philosophy from Georgetown University.


Selected Broadcast Appearances

*  Joined Bill Press to discuss the influence of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on the U.S. Supreme Court, on May 6, 2013:


*  Joined the Rev. Al Sharpton to discuss America's Second Founding and the celebration of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to our Constitution, on October 30, 2015:


*  Discussed the greenhouse gas cases now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court with host Joshua Holland on Politics and Reality Radio on February 22, 2014 (beginning at about 11:00):


*  Joined the hosts of Left Jab on Sirius XM to discuss the influence of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on the U.S. Supreme Court (at about the 1:40 mark):