On Sunday, January 29, 2012, CAC's Chief Counsel Elizabeth Wydra appeared on Fox News' America's News HQ, to smack down baseless claims that Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan should recuse herself from the Court's decision in this Term's health care reform law case.
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"The whole point of the 15th Amendment and the Voting Rights Act and giving Congress broad power . . . was a recognition that the sovereignty of states has to be limited to ensure that racial discrimination in voting was eliminated," said David Gans, director of the human rights, civil rights and citizenship program at the Constitutional Accountability Center. "This entire attack on the Voting Rights Act is not really faithful to that history."
On January 26, CAC's Chief Counsel Elizabeth Wydra appeared on Fox News' Special Report to decry conservatives' calls for Supreme Justice Elena Kagan to recuse herself from the health care law case as "desperate."
"Absolutely different cases, absolutely two different sets of issues, and it does not in any way support the idea that Justice Kagan should recuse herself," Elizabeth Wydra, chief counsel at the Constitutional Accountability Center said.
Wydra says repeated attempts by Freedom Watch could hurt their credibility with the court, adding, "The arguments are, frankly, looking a little desperate."
That proposal drew immediate praise from Doug Kendall of the liberal Constitutional Accountability Center: "His call for an expedited process ... would benefit presidents of both political parties and the judiciary. Unprecedented obstruction by conservatives in the Senate have blocked even President Obama's most uncontroversial judicial nominees, and has brought the judiciary to the breaking point."
By Nicole Flatow
Opponents of the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC gathered at courthouses around the country today to protest the decision around its two-year anniversary, many petitioning for a constitutional amendment to overturn the ruling.
Do we need a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. FEC? Should opponents of the ruling pressure the Supreme Court to reverse course, and also seek changes in the composition of the Court through the appointment process? The answer is yes.
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by Jennifer Haberkorn
Three dozen Missouri House Democrats have joined state lawmakers from around the country urging the Supreme Court to uphold the Obama administration's health insurance law.
More than 500 state legislators from around the country Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the health care law and the insurance mandate in a legal brief that name checks George Washington, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton.
More than 500 lawmakers from all 50 states signed a “friend-of-the-court” brief backing the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, which is being challenged by 26 states in a case now resting with the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief, filed Thursday, was prepared by the Progressive States Network and Constitutional Accountability Center.
LAS CRUCES (KRWG) - Sen. Dede Feldman (D- Bernalillo) and nine other NM state legislators joined with 480 state legislators from 50 states today in filing an Amicus (Friend of the Court) Brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.