Brianne Gorod, a former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, is chief counsel of the Constitutional Accountability Center, a public interest law firm and think tank dedicated to promoting the progressive promise of the Constitution’s text, history and values. Follow her on Twitter: @BrianneGorod.
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Monday, February 04, 2019
The National Emergencies Act Is Not a Blank Check
For weeks, President Trump has been threatening to declare a “national emergency” in order to get funding to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. According to media reports, he plans to invoke a decades-old federal law called the National Emergencies Act to “declare that a national emergency...
Monday, July 09, 2018
Gorsuch Has Shown no Commitment to Precedent. That Should Worry Collins About Roe
Last Sunday, Sen. Susan Collins made news when she bucked the conventional wisdom that Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court threatens the future of legal abortion in this country. After saying that she would not vote for a nominee to replace Kennedy who evinced a...