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2017-06

June 29, 2017

CAC Chief Counsel Brianne Gorod appeared on the National Constitution Center's podcast, Constitution Daily, to discuss the end of the Supreme Court's recent Term.

June 29, 2017

“Conservatives have to be clinking their champagne glasses,” says Elizabeth Wydra, president of the Constitutional Accountability Centre.

June 28, 2017

"As the court's most important Justice - at the center of the institution's ideological balance - Justice Kennedy's ability to bridge the divide between left and right on critical issues such as the right to access abortion cannot be overstated", said Elizabeth Wydra, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center to CNN Monday.

June 28, 2017

The words “Equal Justice Under Law” are chiseled into the marble frieze above the main entrance to the Supreme Court building. But the Term that ended this week revealed a heavy thumb on the scales of justice for corporate interests and against workers, consumers, and average Americans.

June 28, 2017

“Trump himself attacks the courts whenever they rule in a way that he doesn’t like," said Elizabeth Wydra, president of the liberal Constitutional Accountability Center. "That puts the Supreme Court in a place that it’s not used to being, and where it certainly doesn’t like to be.”

June 28, 2017

“I expect conservatives are celebrating,” said Elizabeth Wydra, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, a progressive legal group, adding that he had “failed his first test” in the travel ban case.

June 27, 2017

The decisions amounted to a small but significant trend, said Elizabeth Wydra, the president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, a liberal group. “Just as we have recently seen Justice Kennedy more willing to acknowledge systemic racism in his recent affirmative action and fair housing opinions,” she said, “this term saw Chief Justice Roberts vote in a rather surprising — but welcome — way to acknowledge racial bias in the criminal justice system and make it easier for cities to sue over discriminatory mortgage lending practices.”

June 27, 2017

“Gorsuch claimed that he could be independent of the authoritarian, anti-Constitution president who nominated him, but he failed his first real test,” said Elizabeth Wydra, president of the liberal Constitutional Accountability Center, referring to the travel-ban case.

June 27, 2017

This moment in our history is perilous for the continued recognition of rights that too many people born after Roe take for granted. So much has changed since the Court reaffirmed the right to access abortion one year ago that now, more than ever, progressives must understand the tremendous power that America’s courts have to shape our daily lives. In the era of Trump, that power can do incalculable damage if we do not focus our activism and our votes as if our rights depended on it. Because they do.

June 27, 2017

"As the court's most important Justice—at the center of the institution's ideological balance—Justice Kennedy's ability to bridge the divide between left and right on critical issues such as the right to access abortion cannot be overstated," said Elizabeth Wydra, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, according to Newsweek.

June 26, 2017

CAC President Elizabeth Wydra appeared on MSNBC with Hallie Jackson to discuss Supreme Court action on President Trump's Muslim travel ban.

June 26, 2017

"As the court's most important Justice -- at the center of the institution's ideological balance -- Justice Kennedy's ability to bridge the divide between left and right on critical issues such as the right to access abortion cannot be overstated," said Elizabeth Wydra, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center. "Replacing Justice Kennedy with a Trump nominee would almost certainly sound the death knell for Roe, just as candidate Trump promised during the 2016 campaign."

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