Why a Loss for the House in Court Last Week Wasn’t All Bad News

6/14/19  //  Commentary

Although Judge McFadden made clear that he did not need to decide whether the House has standing to enforce subpoenas, what he said nonetheless strongly suggests that he would conclude that they do

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

Why the Spotlight On Chief Justice Roberts May Soon Be Brighter—and Why That Matters

6/13/19  //  Commentary

Chief Justice Roberts would preside over any impeachment trial of President Trump. Here's why that matters.

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

What Congress Can Do To Obtain President Trump’s Taxes

4/15/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

Here are the steps Congress can (and should) take to review the President's tax returns as expeditiously as possible

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

President Trump, Acting Appointments, and Why You Should Care

4/8/19  //  Commentary

President Trump has a pattern of ignoring the law to install acting officials of his own choosing

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

Congress Has Another Avenue on Mueller’s Investigation

3/29/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

Congress may obtain information from the federal grand jury that has been working with Mueller’s team for the past two years

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

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

Why Senator Collins Should Be Worried About Justice Gorsuch and Roe

7/2/18  //  Commentary

Justice Gorsuch may have written a book about the law of precedent, but that didn’t stop him from ignoring the law of precedent in case after case this year

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

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