Podcasts

  • Briefing Call: Redistricting Cases Before the Supreme Court: McCrory v. Harris and Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections

    On Dec. 1, 2016 ACS hosted a discussion of McCrory v. Harris and Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections, cases challenging state legislative and congressional districts in North Carolina and Virginia as unconstitutional racial gerrymanders. Kareem Crayton, visitng professor of law, Vanderbilt Law School, and Jon Greenbaum, chief counsel and senior deputy director at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, provided details and analysis of the cases which are scheduled to be argued in the Supreme Court on Dec. 5.


     

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  • Briefing Call: Bank of America Corp. v. City of Miami and Wells Fargo & Co. v. City of Miami: Predatory Lending & Standing Under the Fair Housing Act

    On Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, ACS hosted a conference call previewing Bank of America Corp. v. City of Miami and Wells Fargo & Co. v. City of Miami, cases challenging the city's standing to sue to enforce the equality guarantees of the Fair Housing Act. Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean and distinguished professor of law and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law and Ajmel Quereshi, assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, provided details and analysis of the consolidated cases which are scheduled to be argued in the Supreme Court on Nov. 8.


     

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  • Expert Briefing on Police Use of Force Against Communities of Color

    On Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, ACS hosted a conference call discussing the legal and structural reforms necessary to reset the framework within which police operate. Kami Chavis, associate dean for research and public engagement and director of the criminal justice program, Wake Forest University School of Law and Tracey Meares, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law, Yale Law School and member of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, examined how to keep people safe from police use of excessive force while still ensuring that police can do their jobs. 

     


     

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  • Reining in Forced Arbitration Class Action Waivers

    On Thursday August 11, 2016, ACS hosted a conference call discussing the ways in which forced arbitration clauses prevent consumers from vindicating their rights and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's comment period, which will influence its final regulations. Karla Gilbride, Cartwright-Baron Staff Attorney, Public Justice and Jean Sternlight, Michael and Sonja Saltman Professor of Law, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, join the call to help further explore the regulation's consequences. 

     

     

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  • 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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