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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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Discretion and the Impeachment Power

6/12/18  //  Uncategorized

There are many ways in which this presidency is unlike so many that preceded it—and those differences are relevant to decisions about impeachment

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

One More Reason President Trump Shouldn’t Fire Special Counsel Mueller

5/21/18  //  Commentary

If President Trump thinks that firing Mueller would automatically bring his year-long investigation to an end, he ought to think again.

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

President Trump Pretends He’s Solved His Foreign Emoluments Problem. He Hasn’t.

3/14/18  //  Commentary

The right thing to do would be for President Trump to obey the Constitution, and this donation doesn’t begin to satisfy that obligation.

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

Where are the Facts?

3/1/18  //  Commentary

At oral argument in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, an important case about public sector unions, there were a lot of empirical questions—but not a lot of answers.

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

Process Matters Too

1/9/18  //  Uncategorized

Trump is undermining the administrative separation of powers by circumventing the Senate’s advice-and-consent process in naming leaders of executive branch agencies

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

Not So Fast, Mr. President

11/24/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

Under Dodd-Frank, now that Richard Cordray has resigned as Director, the CFPB’s Deputy Director is the Bureau’s acting Director. President Trump may decide he doesn’t care what Dodd-Frank says, but he doesn’t get the final say.

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center