ACS Member News: Week of March 16, 2020

ACS Board of Directors member Hon. Shira Scheindlin was quoted in Law360 about the need for judges to balance the interests of defendants’ rights in a speedy trial and the public’s safety during the coronavirus pandemic.

ACS Board of Advisors member Ron Klain was interviewed in New York Magazine on the shortcomings of the coronavirus response and how he would recommend improving it.

ACS Board of Academic Advisors member Stephen Vladeck and ACS member Kelsi Corkran were quoted in The National Law Journal about the challenges of postponing of Supreme Court arguments.

ACS Faculty Advisor at University of Kentucky College of Law Josh Douglas was quoted in the Lexington Herald-Leader about the postponed Kentucky primary election.

ACS Faculty Advisor at Stetson University College of Law Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in Vox about the President’s declaration of a national emergency and how that can assist states impacted by coronavirus.

ACS Faculty Advisor at UC Davis School of Law Elizabeth Joh authored an article in Politico about the legality of state-mandated shutdowns in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Co-Chair Dan Cotter authored an article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about the rule of law in the Trump administration and the Court’s role in shaping our nation.

ACS Madison Lawyer Chapter President Jeff Mandell was quoted in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the legal authority required to potentially delay the Wisconsin presidential primary.

ACS New York Lawyer Chapter Leader Nora Benavidez issued a statement for PEN America for the need for local leaders to prioritize protecting public health and providing credible information without threatening criminal penalties for spreading misinformation.

ACS member Michele Goodwin spoke on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick about the importance of protecting civil liberties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ACS member Rick Hasen was quoted in the Los Angeles Times about constitutional rules of succession in the event the presidential election does not happen.