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January 31, 2017

“There is a real concern about whether the new administration is going to continue to defend regulations and other laws that were passed during the Obama administration … Where there are legal challenges to these rules, they are entitled to a zealous defense,” said Brianne Gorod, chief counsel at the Constitutional Accountability Center. The center is representing two Democratic lawmakers seeking to intervene in a case challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Board, which was created as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform package.

January 31, 2017

“There is a real concern about whether the new administration is going to continue to defend regulations and other laws that were passed during the Obama administration … Where there are legal challenges to these rules, they are entitled to a zealous defense,” said Brianne Gorod, chief counsel at the Constitutional Accountability Center. The center is representing two Democratic lawmakers seeking to intervene in a case challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Board, which was created as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform package.

January 31, 2017

CAC President Elizabeth Wydra appeared on PBS Newshour to discuss how President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, would reshape the court after months with an open seat.

January 31, 2017

CAC President Elizabeth Wydra appeared on PBS Newshour to discuss the forthcoming nomination of President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia almost one year ago.

January 31, 2017

CAC President Elizabeth Wydra appeared on PBS Newshour to discuss President Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

January 30, 2017

The lawmakers are represented by Elizabeth B. Wydra, Brianne J. Gorod, Brian R. Frazelle, and Simon Lazarus of the Constitutional Accountability Center in Washington.

January 30, 2017

Constitutional Accountability Center spokesman Doug Pennington said his group is “gearing up like everyone else,” preparing op-eds and planning to coordinate with its allies to scrutinize Mr. Trump’s nominee.

January 29, 2017

CAC President Elizabeth Wydra appeared on MSNBC's PoliticsNation to discuss President Trump's upcoming Supreme Court nomination.

January 29, 2017

CAC President Elizabeth Wydra appeared on FOX News to discuss President Trump's Muslim travel ban.

January 28, 2017

"The Roberts court has been the most pro-business of the modern era, so the question is how Trump's candidate fits into that pro-corporate, court" said Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center.

January 27, 2017

Officials at the Constitutional Accountability Center, a left-leaning public interest law firm and think tank, said Trump's nominee to lead the Justice Department, Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, should answer questions about whether he'll "commit to requiring OLC to perform its long-established role of reviewing such orders in the future."

January 27, 2017

Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Rep. Maxine Waters of California, the top Democrats on committees overseeing the agency, filed a motion to take over its defense in the event the Trump administration chooses to stymie the agency in its ongoing legal battle over its leadership structure. They are represented by the Constitutional Accountability Center.

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