ACS Member News: Week of April 26, 2021

ACS Board of Directors member Alejandra Castillo was nominated by President Biden to serve as Assistant Secretary for Economic Development in the Department of Commerce.

ACS Board of Advisors member Dennis Herrera was nominated by San Francisco Mayor London Breed to serve as General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

ACS Board of Advisors member Paul Smith co-authored an article in Daily Kos to reiterate the “racial bias and anti-voter tint” in Georgia’s new election law.

ACS Board of Academic Advisors member Justin Driver was quoted in The Washington Post about Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., “the most momentous case in more than five decades involving student speech” at the Supreme Court.

ACS Board of Academic Advisors member Steve Vladeck authored an op-ed in MSNBC noting the importance of pushing through meaningful reforms to rein in the growing unilateral powers of the president and arguing that the best person to lead this effort is President Biden.

ACS Director of Chapters Peggy Li authored an op-ed in The Washington Monthly about the surge of violence against AAPI communities and the need for a sustained national dialogue “to examine how racism, white supremacy, and misogyny manifest to oppress, harm, and kill those who are deemed as ‘Other.’”

ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Co-Chair Dan Cotter authored an article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin recapping Jones v. Mississippi and Whatley v. Warden.

ACS member Nora Benavidez was interviewed on NPR’s Here & Now about new state laws that criminalize various protest tactics and “protect drivers who unintentionally injure or kill protesters with their cars.”