The Supreme Court vacated and remanded the case of Gavin Grimm, a transgender student in Virginia who sought to use the same bathrooms as other male students use at his school. The remand, which came just three weeks before the case was scheduled to be argued, followed the Trump administration’s withdrawal of Department of Education guidelines defining discrimination based on gender...
The strained relationship between police and communities of color is certainly not new, but has gained renewed attention due in part to several high-profile cases of police misconduct and the resulting public outcry. The Obama Administration responded to the crisis by investigating police departments accused of systematically failing to uphold the Constitution, sending mediators to communities in...
On Jan. 31, the San Francisco City Attorney filed suit in federal court alleging the Trump Administration's Jan. 25 executive order announcing its intention to withhold federal funds from sancturary cities violates the Tenth Amendment and seeking a declaration that San Francisco is in compliance with federal immigration law. On April 19, Pratheepan Gulasekaram, professor of law at Santa Clara University School of Law and Mollie Lee, deputy city attorney at the San Francisco City Attorney's Office, joined ACS for a briefing call during which they discussed the litigation and the underlying federalism principles.
Kara Stein, vice president of policy development and programming at ACS, Welcome
On March 8, ACS hosted a briefing call on the Trump Administration's second travel ban that purports to cure the defects of the first. After the first travel ban was rebuffed by federal courts in its attempt to restrict refugee admissions and travel from designated Muslim-majority nations, the ACS briefing call looked to answer the following questions. How do the two executive orders differ? Are those differences constitutionally and legally significant? And what have we learned in recent weeks about the implementation challenges raised by such orders?
Adam Winkler, Professor of Law, UCLA Law School; ACS Board of Directors, Moderator Anil Kalhan, Associate Professor of Law, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law Dr. Stephen Legomsky, John S. Lehmann University Professor Emeritus, Washington University Law School;Former Chief Counsel, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (2011-2013)
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