Elizabeth Wydra

Elizabeth Wydra

President, Constitutional Accountability Center

Elizabeth is Constitutional Accountability Center’s President. From 2008-2016, she served as CAC's Chief Counsel, representing the Center as well as clients including preeminent constitutional scholars and historians, state and local government organizations, and groups such as the League of Women Voters and the AARP. She frequently participates in Supreme Court litigation and her legal brief writing has been recognized as “exemplary” by the Green Bag Almanac & Reader. Elizabeth has also argued several important cases in the federal courts of appeals on a range of issues, including immigration law, habeas corpus, and sovereign immunity. She joined CAC from private practice at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in San Francisco, where she was an attorney working with former Stanford Law School Dean Kathleen Sullivan in the firm’s Supreme Court/appellate practice. Previously, Elizabeth was a supervising attorney and teaching fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center appellate litigation clinic, a law clerk for Judge James R. Browning of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and a lawyer at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, a law firm in Washington. She has appeared as a legal expert for NBC, ABC, PBS, CNN, Fox News, the BBC, Current TV, and NPR, among other outlets. Elizabeth has been quoted extensively in the print media and is a regular contributor to the ABA’s Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases. Her writings have appeared in The New York Times, Reuters, USA Today, Politico, CNN.com, Slate, and on numerous political and legal blogs, such as Huffington Post, SCOTUSblog, and ACSblog. She has also published in the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & PolicySyracuse Law Review, The Cato Institute’s Supreme Court Review, and the Yale Journal of International Law. Elizabeth is a graduate of Yale Law School.

Fifth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
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Fifth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference

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Washington, DC 20036
Second Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
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Second Annual Executive Branch Review Conference

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Washington, DC 20036
2013 National Lawyers Convention
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2013 National Lawyers Convention

Textualism and the Role of Judges

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Washington, DC 20036
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The First Amendment and Campus Speech

2018 Annual Western Chapters Conference

Free speech on college campuses has been under attack in recent years, increasingly from students...

The First Amendment and Campus Speech

2018 Annual Western Chapters Conference

Free speech on college campuses has been under attack in recent years, increasingly from students...