What's The Big Idea? Recommendations For Improving Law And Policy In The Next Administration

October 18, 2016

What’s the Big Idea? Recommendations for Improving Law and Policy in the Next Administration is a collection of essays by nationally recognized experts with proposals for how the law and policy in key areas might be improved over the course of the next president’s term. From voting rights to immigration reform, to improving policing and more, our authors address the most pressing legal and social questions and offer their top three recommendations for how to, in the words of ACS’s mission, ensure that the law is “a force to improve the lives of all people.”

We could not be more pleased that Senator Elizabeth Warren has authored the introduction for the collection, which begins with this simple, true statement: “Ideas matter.” And as Senator Warren points out, for good ideas to flourish and withstand opposition, we need “a fully-functioning judiciary that dispenses equal justice under law.” Perhaps that is the biggest idea of all.

Read full issue brief here: Whats the Big Idea


Elizabeth Warren, United States Senator, Massachusetts

Lisa Heinzerling, Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

Jennifer Granick, Surveillance And Cybersecurity Counsel, Aclu Speech, Privacy, And Technology Project

Douglas Nejaime, Professor of Law At Yale Law School

Tracey L. Meares, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law And Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory, Yale Law School

Paul Bland, Executive Director, Public Justice

Sabeel Rahman, Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Samuel R. Bagenstos, Frank G. Millard Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Cristina Rodríguez, Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Associate Professor of Law At Stetson University College of Law; Brennan Center Fellow

Franita Tolson, Professor of Law, University of Southern California Gould