ACS Issue Briefs

See below all issue briefs since January 2017. Click here for past issue briefs.


The Rise of Second Amendment Sanctuaries

In the past year, more than 400 local governments—mostly counties—have adopted resolutions declaring themselves “Second Amendment sanctuaries.” These counties are co-opting immigration advocates’ use of sanctuary language to express support for gun rights, attack gun control legislation, and, in some cases, declare that no governmental resources or personnel will be used to enforce laws that “unconstitutionally” or “unnecessarily” infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of individuals to keep and bear arms.

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Presidential Progress On Climate Change: Will The Courts Interfere With What Needs To Be Done To Save Our Planet?

President Biden ran for office on the strongest climate change platform of any major presidential nominee. But as Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School, explains in a new ACS Issue Brief, the fate of the administration’s plans may be in the hands of the courts.

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A Constitutional Amendment to Revive the Sovereignty of the American People

In the 45 years since the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Buckley v. Valeo, there has been a steady and persistent erosion of meaningful campaign finance regulation.

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STATEMENT: The Office of Legal Counsel and the Rule of Law

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