ACS Member News: Week of June 22, 2020

ACS Board of Academic Advisors member Andrew Crespo will be launching the Program on Mass Incarceration at Harvard Law School.

ACS Board of Academic Advisors member Leah Litman authored an article in the Take Care Blog about how the attempted firing of Geoffrey Berman might impact two pending Supreme Court cases regarding presidential power.

ACS Board of Academic Advisors member Steve Vladeck was interviewed on CNN about whether the Trump administration and Attorney General Bill Barr can fire and replace the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

ACS Faculty Advisor at the University of Michigan Law School Barbara McQuade and ACS Faculty Advisor at University of Alabama School of Law Joyce Vance shared outrage on MSNBC about Attorney General Bill Barr’s leadership of the Department of Justice.

ACS Next Generation Leader Zachary Newkirk is on a winning streak on Jeopardy!

ACS Next Generation Leader Melissa Wasser testified in front of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet about transparency in federal courts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Co-Chair Dan Cotter wrote in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about the recent Supreme Court cases regarding LGBTQ discrimination and DACA.

ACS Northeast Ohio Lawyer Chapter Leader Marisa Darden authored an article in Law360 about systemic changes needed to policing.

ACS Washington, DC Lawyer Chapter Leader Greg Lipper was quoted in NBC News about how the Anti-Riot Act chills freedom of speech.

ACS Milwaukee Lawyer Chapter President Craig Mastantuono responded in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to the Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice’s downplaying of racial bias in sentencing.

ACS Georgia Lawyer Chapter Leader Bryan Sells was quoted in about his role in filing a lawsuit challenging a provision in Georgia’s Recall Petition Act as unconstitutional.

ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Leader David Shapiro breaks down Lomax v. Ortiz-Marquez in Law360 in discussing the unfairness of the Prison Litigation Reform Act.

ACS member Alex Gulotta was quoted in Law360 about the effort to implement a ballot-by-mail process for eligible voters in jail in Arizona.

ACS member Anthony Kreis was quoted in NBC News about the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia and how it is a full victory for LGBTQ advocates.

ACS member Elliot Williams authored an op-ed in CNN about racism in brand images and the dehumanizing effect.