CAC President Elizabeth Wydra joined host Al Sharpton on "Keepin' It Real" to discuss legal challenges to voting rights now pending in courts across the country.
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"This is a ruling that affects millions of American families, but because the Supreme Court does not have its full complement of nine justices, the court was unable to deliver a definitive ruling a case of such national importance." said Elizabeth Wydra, president of Constitutional Accountability Center.
"The real consequences of the court’s non-decision decision aren't legal, but practical," says Brianne Gorod, chief counsel to the liberal Constitutional Accountability Center. "Despite the solid legal foundations for the president's immigration initiatives, they remain blocked nationwide, leaving families across the country in limbo. It's a real demonstration of the Court's inability to function properly with just eight Justices and the tremendous consequences that can result."
Elizabeth Wydra, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, a think tank in Washington D.C. that filed a brief in support of Obama's plan, similarly called it a "dramatic example" of what happens with a short-staffed high court. "Here we have a case of extreme national importance and the Supreme Court is unable to decide on a ruling one way or another," she said. "Millions of families will now have to continue with a cloud of uncertainty over their heads."
CAC President Elizabeth Wydra appeared on FOX News' Special Report with host Shannon Bream to discuss the eight-justice Supreme Court's inability to function after dividing 4-4 over President Obama's immigration actions.