ACS Member News: Week of August 3, 2020

ACS Board of Directors member and Next Generation Leader Naomi Martin was quoted in MPR News about her experience navigating the in-person Minnesota State Bar Exam during the coronavirus pandemic, and why she ultimately decided to postpone her test.

ACS Faculty Advisor at University of Kentucky College of Law Josh Douglas was quoted in Reuters, WUKY 91.3, Roll Call and the Lexington Herald-Leader about the president lacking the legal authority to delay an election and noting that the President is “setting the groundwork to contest an election if he loses.”

ACS Co-Faculty Advisor at UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Leslie Griffin authored an article in SCOTUSBlog about the Supreme Court’s 2019-2020 term and the religion clauses.

ACS Faculty Advisor at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Justin Levitt was quoted in the Los Angeles Times, NBC News and The Hill discussing the President’s attempt to denigrate the election and warning that “[w]e should get ready for the fact that we may not know who won on Election Night.”

ACS Faculty Advisor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Kate Shaw authored an article in The Atlantic about the need for entities to respond to and resist President Trump’s dangerous and aberrant rhetoric.

ACS Faculty Advisor at Stetson University College of Law Ciara Torres-Spelliscy authored an article in Talking Points Memo about how the Zervos case could “shed light on Trump’s mistreatment and alleged sexual assault of women.”

ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Co-Chair Dan Cotter wrote in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about the Supreme Court refusing a Nevada church’s request for exemptions to the COVID-19 gathering restrictions.

ACS Assistant Director of Chapters Jordan Blisk is speaking at the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Virtual Convention.

ACS member Rick Hasen was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, CNN and The Philadelphia Inquirer noting that “[a]bsentee ballots are mail-in ballots . . . and incidents of fraud are very rare,” and discussing the potential use of public health concerns as a pretext to close polling places.