CAC In the News

July 19, 2016

“If the court doesn’t designate for rehearing, when there’s nine justices there will be new constraints placed on the executive, and an important national program blocked without the Supreme Court weighing in and declaring what the law is,” said Elizabeth Wydra, president of the liberal Constitutional Accountability Center.

July 19, 2016

"There are extraordinarily important issues of law in play and it's something the Supreme Court should weigh in on," said Elizabeth Wydra, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, a progressive think tank in Washington, D.C. "The administration is basically saying we want you to rehear this case when you do have a fully staffed court and hopefully that will be soon."

July 18, 2016

Elizabeth Wydra, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center ― an organization that has filed legal briefs at different stages in the litigation ― noted the government’s move was “unusual,” but expected given the gridlock in Congress. “Because we have a short-staffed Court unable to issue a decision on the DAPA program, a regional lower court has been able to put unprecedented constraints on the executive and stop a federal policy nationwide, affecting millions of American families,” Wydra said in a statement.

July 18, 2016

Elizabeth Wydra, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, said the Justice Department’s petition “highlights why the Senate leadership needs to stop its hyper-partisan gamesmanship and consider the president’s Supreme Court nominee, so the court can fulfill its constitutional role of declaring what the law is.”

July 18, 2016

“Because we have a short-staffed Court unable to issue a decision on the DAPA program, a regional lower court has been able to put unprecedented constraints on the executive and stop a federal policy nationwide, affecting millions of American families,” Elizabeth Wydra, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, said in a statement. “This petition highlights why the Senate leadership needs to stop its hyper-partisan gamesmanship and consider the President’s Supreme Court nominee, so the Court can fulfill its constitutional role of declaring what the law is.”