ACS 2019 National Convention Videos
The 2019 ACS National Convention brought together nearly 1,000 lawyers, law students, judges, and policymakers to address some of the most urgent and challenging issues confronting our nation. This page shares videos from the nation’s premier progressive legal gathering of the year.
Senator Hirono, a strong advocate for a fair judiciary, addressed the ACS National Convention on Friday morning.
Moderated by journalist Kimberly Atkins, this panel featured a discussion with progressive lawyers in the freshman congressional class elected in 2018: Rep. Colin Allred, Rep. Sharice Davids, and Rep. Jennifer Wexton.
As we look to a post-Trump era, what reforms should we consider enacting to protect our democracy from corruption and unchecked executive power? Should we review – and perhaps rescind – statutes that give the president broad power in times of national emergencies? Should the Vacancies Reform Act be reformed? Should the framework of our anti-corruption laws be reworked? Does the Department of Justice, itself, need restructuring so that it can achieve its mission independent from political influence?
A panel of experts discussed proposals to alter the structure of the Supreme Court. Such proposals have only multiplied in recent years as the judicial nominations process has grown increasingly contentious.