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March 28, 2017

Chief counsel of the CAC Brianne Gorod LAW ’05 said that the amicus brief cited Forman’s work because it provides a powerful exposition of Reconstruction-era constitutional history — the period that witnessed the ratification of the 14th Amendment. Gorod said she was especially pleased that Kennedy, in citing Forman’s work, wrote powerfully about the significance of the country’s “second founding” — the ratification of the Civil Rights Amendments that led to an imperative to purge juries of racial bias.

March 25, 2017

CAC President Elizabeth Wydra appeared on MSNBC to discuss President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

March 24, 2017

In the days ahead, there will likely be many questions raised about this GSA decision, such as why it was made by the contracting officer with a long relationship with the Trump Organization (rather than by a higher level officer) and why benefits delayed don’t qualify as a “benefit” under the lease.  But there’s one very important question that no one should forget: does this decision, which directly benefits the President, violate the Domestic Emoluments Clause?

March 24, 2017

Briefs supporting Walker were filed in December by the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, the Constitutional Accountability Center and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, as well as by Stuart Banner, a legal historian at UCLA's Supreme Court Clinic, all arguing that the court should hear Walker's argument.

March 24, 2017

Indeed, originalism has been accepted even by progressive legal leaders. The Constitutional Accountability Center, which has Yale’s Akhil Amar and Jack Balkin as advisors, proudly defends what it calls “principled originalism.” This method rejects, as almost all originalists do, the original intent based on the expected application of the words. CAC and these “progressive originalists” disagree with conservatives as to what the original meaning is, but agree that the meaning of the text is what is important.

March 24, 2017

A review by the Constitutional Accountability Center shows the consequences of the court's corporate tilt, finding that the Chamber of Commerce has had a success rate of 69 percent in cases before the Roberts Court, a significant increase over previous courts.

March 23, 2017

"The 60-vote threshold has become important because it reflects that a nominee is sufficiently mainstream that he or she can garner bipartisan support — if a nominee can't get support from enough senators on both sides of the aisle, then maybe that nominee shouldn't have life tenure on the Supreme Court," said Elizabeth Wydra of the progressive Constitutional Accountability Center.

March 23, 2017

A review by the Constitutional Accountability Center shows the consequences of the court’s corporate tilt, finding that the Chamber of Commerce has had a success rate of 69 percent in cases before the Roberts Court, a significant increase over previous courts. These are cases of serious importance to everyday Americans — cases involving rules for consumer contracts, challenges to regulations ensuring fair pay and labor standards, attempts by consumers to hold companies accountable for product safety and much more.

March 23, 2017

A review by the Constitutional Accountability Center shows the consequences of the court's corporate tilt, finding that the Chamber of Commerce has had a success rate of 69 percent in cases before the Roberts Court, a significant increase over previous courts.

March 22, 2017

CAC President Elizabeth Wydra appeared on KCRW's To The Point to discuss the confirmation hearings of Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

March 22, 2017

Coming to the CFPB’s defense was Brianne Gorod, who is chief counsel at Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC). Gorod reiterated why lawmakers crafted the Dodd-Frank Act and how the CFPB is similar to many other regulatory agencies.

March 22, 2017

CAC President Elizabeth Wydra appeared on Bloomberg Law Brief to discuss the Senate confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, who President Trump has selected to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. 

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