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Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren opened the 2016 ACS National Convention with powerful speeches about the state of the American judicial system. To hear their remarks, click here.
A schedule of events and complete list of speakers is available here.
- A new ACS Issue Brief by Professor Margo Schlanger of the University of Michigan Law School argues that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides a promising avenue for challenging solitary confinement when used for individuals with mental disabilities.
- Skewed Justice, sponsored by ACS and authored by Joanna Shepherd and Michael S. Kang, Professors of Law at Emory University, shows the growing relationship between money and state supreme court decisions on criminal cases.
ACS in the News
- ACS Colorado Lawyer Chapter Vice President Peg Perl laments the Supreme Court’s inability to provide justice for women workers in The Huffington Post.
- Penn Law ACS faculty advisor Kermit Roosevelt and ACS speakers and bloggers Garrett Epps and Eric Segall debate the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy from a variety of angles in The New York Times’ Room for Debate.
- Charlotte Garden, faculty advisor to the ACS chapter at Seattle University Law, writes that Merrick Garland’s confirmation would weigh heavily on the future of the “gig economy” in The Atlantic.
- ACS Director of Strategic Engagement Lena Zwarensteyn and Bay Area Lawyer Chapter Board member Dan Roth discussed Robert Bork’s Supreme Court nomination last week on Advice & Consent, which was included in SCOTUSblog’s Friday round-up. This week, they discuss the controversy surrounding the nomination of Justice Thomas and receive another SCOTUSblog mention.