David Gans, director of the Human Rights, Civil Rights and Citizenship Program at the Constitutional Accountability Center, said that the Supreme Court plays a key role in deciding or having the final word on the meaning of the Constitution. “Trump’s comments about the judiciary certainly evince a measure of disrespect and failure to respect that the judiciary has a fundamental role in our system, which includes telling the president, ‘This is the line, and you can’t cross it,’” Gans said.
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"With Justice Gorsuch on the bench, who has been fairly protective of religious liberty rights, and indeed apparently fits President Trump's litmus test of a pro-evangelical religious liberty, everybody will be looking at that case," said Elizabeth Wydra, president of the left-leaning Constitutional Accountability Center.
“Justice Gorsuch won’t have time to settle in quietly because there [are] some hot button cases that are on the court’s doorstep,” Elizabeth Wydra said.
The Constitution’s promise of religious freedom is neither an accident of history nor a footnote. Trump’s anti-Muslim travel and refugee ban defies this founding wisdom.
The Constitutional Accountability Center, a public interest think tank, filed a brief in support of the CFPB, and consumer advocacy groups and 17 state attorneys general recently vowed to defend the CFPB in court.