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Brianne J. Gorod

Chief Counsel

Constitutional Accountability Center

Brianne is Constitutional Accountability Center’s Chief Counsel. Before taking her current role, Brianne served as CAC's Appellate Counsel. Brianne joined CAC from private practice at O'Melveny & Myers (OMM), where she was Counsel in the firm’s Supreme Court and appellate practice.  From 2009-11, prior to joining OMM, Brianne was an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice. She also served as a law clerk for Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court, a law clerk for Judge Robert A. Katzmann on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and a law clerk for Judge Jed S. Rakoff on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Brianne’s academic writings have appeared in, among others, the Yale Law Journal, the Duke Law Journal, the Northwestern University Law Review, the Washington Law Review, and the NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, and her popular writings have appeared in outlets such as the Washington Post, the LA Times, Slate, The New Republic, CNN.com, and Reuters, and on numerous blogs, including Huffington Post, SCOTUSblog, ACSblog, and Balkinization. Brianne received her J.D. from Yale Law School and her M.A./B.S. from Emory University.  Her master's thesis in political science examined judicial behavior on the U.S. Supreme Court. 

 

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Congressional Oversight Is Not Presidential Harassment

2/21/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

Congress’s power to investigate—a power with deep roots in our nation’s history and precedent—is incredibly broad, and it allows Congress to look into lots of matters that the President would apparently rather remain unexplored

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

The Supreme Court May Not Save the President This Time

2/21/19  //  Commentary

Trump has suggested that SCOTUS will save his national emergency gambit, just like it saved his Muslim Ban. But there are major problems with that analogy.

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

Chief Justice John Roberts’ Next Move Will Tell Us A Lot

2/13/19  //  Commentary

While Roberts deserves some praise for his vote last week, the story of this Louisiana law is far from over. And what Roberts does next will tell us a lot—about him and the trajectory of the Court he leads.

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

The National Emergencies Act Is Not a Blank Check

2/1/19  //  Uncategorized

The National Emergencies Act doesn't give the President unlimited power to declare a national emergency even when no emergency exists

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

Another Legally Questionable Acting Official Who’s Not Wasting Any Time Before Making Big Decisions

1/15/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

Joe Otting, the new Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, has a questionable entitlement to powers that he's already misusing.

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

Is Our Democracy in Peril?: The Importance of the Courts

10/23/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

The Constitution can and should play a vital role in preventing democratic decline

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center