About POGO

Sarah Turberville

Director of the Constitution Project at POGO


Sarah E. Turberville is Director of The Constitution Project (TCP) at POGO.  In this position, Sarah coordinates TCP’s public education and advocacy efforts with respect to a variety of matters relating to the protection and enforcement of constitutional rights, such as independence of the courts, access to habeas corpus, policing, and surveillance.  Previously, Sarah worked for over five years as the Director of the American Bar Association’s Death Penalty Due Process Review Project and has also served as adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland.  She previously worked as an assistant public defender for the State of Maryland, representing clients at trial. In law school, Sarah represented individuals wrongfully incarcerated during and after Hurricane Katrina and also served as a law clerk to the defense bar in the Hague, assisting in the representation of members of the Kosova Liberation Army before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Sarah is an elected councilmember for the Town of Edmonston, MD, and serves on the Board of the Port Towns Community Development Corporation.  She is a graduate of Tulane Law School and is a member of the Maryland Bar.

POGO Joins Letter Highlighting Problems Caused by Lack of Census Bureau Director

January 18, 2018

Without a nominee for the vacant Census Bureau Director position, the White House is running afoul of legal requirements to fill the position.

Have We Kept Madison’s Republic?

March 16, 2018

Over 200 years ago, our Founding Fathers faced a question: How could they build a democracy to withstand the trials of time and survive the pressures that destroyed those that came before?

The President v. The Courts

February 13, 2018

Past U.S. presidents of both parties have threatened to undermine the authority of the third branch. Do President Trump’s attacks cross a red line?