CAC Chief Counsel Brianne Gorod spoke with Civics 101 to discuss the many different ways one can be accused of obstructing justice – from witness tampering and retaliation to simple contempt and the many options in-between.
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"Congress can't consent to what it doesn't know," [CAC Chief Counsel Brianne] Gorod said. "We need to know the president is acting in the national interests, not his personal interests."
"Now that you've gotten rid of that filibuster rule, it enables really extreme nominees being put on the bench," Wydra said. "That's not something a majority of Americans actually support. Justice Gorsuch on the bench of the Supreme Court has been very much a Trump justice. He has been bold and brash from the start."
Nearly 200 other House and Senate Democrats have joined the suit as co-plaintiffs. According to Blumenthal, that’s more members of Congress on a suit than any other in history. The day-to-day lawyers on the case at the left-leaning Constitutional Accountability Center.
"Justice Kennedy has been the deciding vote in favor of marriage equality, recently in favor of racial justice, whether it's through housing or in education through affirmative action programs," Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center told Fox News. "So it would be a strong shift of the court to the right [if he retires]."
"Justice Kennedy has been the deciding vote in favor of marriage equality, recently in favor of racial justice, whether it's through housing or in education through affirmative action programs," said Elizabeth Wydra, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, a progressive legal group. "So it would be a strong shift of the court to the right."
Elizabeth Wydra, president of the liberal Constitutional Accountability Center, gave Gorsuch a flunking grade at the ACS event. "The fact that Gorsuch would have allowed the entire travel ban to go into effect I think shows that he fails that first test of independence from Trump," Wydra said, referring to Gorsuch's decision to join Justice Clarence Thomas' dissent wanting the full travel ban to take effect immediately.
“Even with this very conservative court, there’s areas where the little guy can win — for now,“ said Brianne Gorod, chief counsel at the liberal Constitutional Accountability Center, which filed friend-of-the-court briefs on behalf of four plaintiffs. But Gorsuch, she noted, "has been everything the conservatives wanted him to be," which could make similar cases harder to win in the future.
Elizabeth Wydra, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, said business interests also are doing well in the high court when judged by cases in which the U.S. Chamber of Commerce took a stance. “We have found over all that [Chief Justice John G.] Roberts’ court is the most pro-corporate in the modern era, but this term the Chamber had a whopping 80 percent success rate in the Supreme Court,” said Ms. Wydra.