On Oct. 26, 2015, the American Constitution Society and Economic Policy Institute hosted a panel discussion to discuss the legacy of the Immigration Act of 1965 and how we should confront challenges that persist.
Charles Kamasaki (moderator), Senior Cabinet Advisor, National Council of La Raza
Pratheepan Gulasekaram, Associate Professor of Law, Santa Clara University
To strengthen their work to protect voting rights, ACS and the Campaign Legal Center unveiled the next phase of their Voting Rights Institute (VRI) project at the National Press Club on October 2. The event formally announced that the voting rights trainings that ACS and the Campaign legal center have been conducting across the nation for more than a year will now have a permanent home at...
This Term, the Supreme Court will hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case about the constitutionality of “fair share fees” collected by unions that threatens to overturn forty years of precedent governing American labor relations and has the potential to invalidate provisions in thousands of collective bargaining agreements covering millions of workers.
On Wednesday, Nov. 18, ACS President Caroline Fredrickson led a discussion about the case with two experts who have filed amicus briefs - University of Michigan School of Law Frank G. Millard Professor of Law Sam Bagenstos and National Women’s Law Center Vice President Emily Martin.
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With major decisions in favor of LGBT rights, fair housing and the Affordable Care Act, many have asked if the Supreme Court is shifting leftward. However, these progressive decisions are counterbalanced by the expansion of gun rights, restrictions on the EPA's authority under the Clean Water Act, and a variety of anti-choice decisions.
On Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, constitutional law scholar Erwin Chemerinsky joined the ACS San Diego Lawyer Chapter to discuss current Supreme Court trends from recent terms and the merits of the opinion that these trends are evidence of a concerted leftward movement in the Court’s constitutional interpretation. Listen to the discussion here.
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