Podcasts

  • ACS Conference Call: Voter ID Cases in Wisconsin and Texas: What’s Next?

    On Thursday, July 29, 2016, ACS hosted a conference call discussing monumental decisions in the Wisconsin and Texas voter ID cases. J. Gerald Hebert, executive director and director of litigation at the Campaign Legal Center, and Sean J. Young, senior staff attorney at the ACLU, examined both cases and their impact on other voter suppression measures as we approach the first presidential election without the protections of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.


     

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  • What's Next: A Lawyer's Response to Racial (In)Justice feat Ted Shaw

    On Thursday, July 21, 2016, the American Constitution Society hosted a conference call with Theodore M. Shaw, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill. Shaw responded to recent injustices and discussed the current racial climate in America. 


     

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  • What's Next?: Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

    On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, the American Constitution Society hosted a briefing call on the Supreme Court's decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Case Western Reserve University School of Law Associate Dean B. Jessie Hill and the Center for Reproductive Rights' Rupali Sharma examined the Court's ruling and the impact it will have on future abortion restrictions. They also discussed how this case will affect women, families, and access to abortion in the future.


     

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  • ACS Conference Call: The Garland Nomination

    On Monday, March 28, 2016, the American Constitution Society hosted a conference call with Richard W. Painter, Associate Counsel to President George W. Bush, and Michael J. Gottlieb, former Special Assistant to President Barack Obama and Associate White House Counsel who helped shepherd the nominations of Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, to discuss Merrick Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court.


     

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  • ACS Conference Call: Voting Rights Litigation Update

    The Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder effectively nullified a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the most effective civil rights law ever enacted.  As a result, until Congress amends the Act, voting rights litigation will be the only path available to minority voters seeking to protect their rights against discriminatory voting laws.

    On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, the American Constitution Society hosted a conference call discussing current issues in voting rights litigation.


     

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