"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.
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“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.
Tax abatements or incentives granted by states to Trump’s real estate developments also could now be seen as running afoul of the domestic emoluments clause, said Brianne Gorod, chief counsel of the Constitutional Accountability Center, a public-interest law firm in Washington. Trump has battled authorities to lower his taxes throughout his career. Now that he’s president, any ongoing tax breaks could be seen as emoluments, Gorod said.