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2017-05

May 30, 2017

The bottom line, as court after court has recognized, is that religious intolerance masquerading as security is offensive to the principles on which the Founders established this nation, and toward which we as a country must constantly strive. Sessions has promised to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court the administration’s defeat in the 4th Circuit, but it is past time for Trump to stop the masquerade. He should jettison his unconstitutional Muslim travel ban.

May 26, 2017

"It seems like a majority of the court is likely to rule that the CFPB is constitutional," said Brianne Gorod, chief counsel at the Constitutional Accountability Center, which filed an amicus brief in support of the bureau.

May 26, 2017

“When Congress set up the CFPB, it made the considered decision that a single director removable only for cause would enable the Bureau to most effectively fulfill its mission, and it looks today like a majority of the D.C. Circuit is going to rightly conclude that that choice was constitutional,” Constitutional Accountability Center Chief Counsel Brianne Gorod said in a statement following the argument.

May 24, 2017

As the 2008 financial crisis demonstrated, systemic abuses against some borrowers can have devastating effects on everyone. America needs a truly independent financial regulatory authority that is insulated from industry influence and can work on behalf of individual consumers and the U.S. economy as a whole.

May 23, 2017

Other judges included Ilya Shapiro, senior fellow in Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute; Elizabeth Wydra, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center; Shon Hopwood, Georgetown University Law Center; Gregory Lipper, Clinton Brook & Peed; Josh Blackman, President of the Harlan Institute; and Julie Silverbrook, executive director of The Constitutional Sources Project.

May 21, 2017

The competition was judged by Honorable Andre Davis, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; Honorable Meg Ryan, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; Honorable Royce Lamberth, United States District Court for the District of Columbia; Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute; Elizabeth Wydra, President of the Constitutional Accountability Center; Shon Hopwood, Georgetown University Law Center; Gregory Lipper, Clinton Brook & Peed; Josh Blackman, President of the Harlan Institute; and Julie Silverbrook, Executive Director of The Constitutional Sources Project.

May 20, 2017

The CFPB’s defenders, on the other hand, say Kavanaugh’s argument is illogical and irrelevant. If the supposed constitutional flaw with the CFPB is that the president can’t remove its director easily enough, write lawyers for the Constitutional Accountability Center, “a multimember board serving staggered terms is, if anything, less accountable to the president.” Even if the president succeeds in replacing one member, they point out, he may still have no impact on the policies of the body as a whole.

May 19, 2017

The competition was judged by Honorable Andre Davis, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Honorable Meg Ryan, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Honorable Royce Lamberth, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute, Elizabeth Wydra, President of the Constitutional Accountability Center, Shon Hopwood, Georgetown University Law Center, Gregory Lipper, Clinton Brook & Peed, Josh Blackman, President of the Harlan Institute and Julie Silverbrook, Executive Director of The Constitutional Sources Project.

May 12, 2017

“There is no cost to Lee in suggesting Garland for this job,” Lithwick notes. “It amounts, as Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center notes in an email, to little more than a headline that reads ‘Mike Lee wants to replace Merrick Garland with a conservative on the D.C. Circuit.’

May 11, 2017

Elizabeth Wydra, president of the liberal Constitutional Accountability Center, wrote an opinion piece this week urging, "Justice Kennedy, don't abandon your legacy."

May 11, 2017

There is no cost to Lee in suggesting Garland for this job. It amounts, as Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center notes in an email, to little more than a headline that reads “Mike Lee wants to replace Merrick Garland with a conservative on the D.C. Circuit.”

May 8, 2017

The appeal was filed back in April by the Constitutional Accountability Center on behalf of 165 members of Congress who support those who challenge the executive order.

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