In our 10+ years of history, ACS has become a powerful institution helping to shape the law. Learn more here about ACS from our president, Caroline Fredrickson. You can also hear what Gov. Deval Patrick, Sen. Tom Daschle, Sen. Al Franken, White House Director of Domestic Policy Melody Barnes, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and others have to say about our great work in this video.
2015 ACS Student Convention
We hope you can join us at the 2015 ACS Student Convention, March 6-7, 2015, at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, TX. This year’s convention theme, “Justice in the 21st Century,” will highlight issues arising from topics such as progressive family values, women’s health, labor, access to justice, immigration, voting and equality in the sphere of public policy and democracy.
Report: Money Influences State Courts
Skewed Justice—sponsored by ACS and authored by Joanna Shepherd and Michael S. Kang—shows the growing relationship between money and state supreme court decisions on criminal cases..
Militarization and the Changing Culture of Policing in America
On Wednesday, November 12, ACS hosted a panel discussion about the effects and legal ramifications of the increased use of military equipment by local police departments across the country and the steps federal, state and local policymakers can take to combat this trend. With opening remarks from Congressman Hank Hank” Johnson, Jr. and featuring a panel of experts, the discussion considered why police militarization matters and what steps are necessary for reform.
Explaining Constitutional Interpretation
Keeping Faith with the Constitution is a common-sense approach to constitutional interpretation written by Goodwin Liu, Pamela S. Karlan, and Christopher Schroeder. Its themes continue to frame much of what ACS does across the country, from events to issue briefs and more.
ACS publications and events provide a forum for many of the nation’s best legal minds to articulate a progressive vision of our Constitution and laws. For more on how ACS Shapes Debate, click here.