ACS Member News: Week of March 8, 2021

ACS Board of Academic Advisors member Reva Siegel and ACS Faculty Advisor at Duke University School of Law Joseph Blocher co-authored an article in The Atlantic about the need for America to regulate guns not only to protect life, but also to protect its citizens’ equal freedoms to speak, assemble, worship, and vote without fear.

ACS Board of Academic Advisors member Steve Vladeck authored an article in The Atlantic noting that, “[f]or a Court whose legitimacy depends largely on the public’s perception of its integrity, the growth of unseen, unsigned, and unexplained decisions that disrupt life for millions of Americans can only be a bad thing.”

ACS Next Generation Leader Jessica Jackson was selected as a Class of 2021 Young Global Leader.

ACS Next Generation Leader Austin Ownbey was interviewed for the Getting Real Video Podcast Series about his role at Foley Hoag LLP as an antitrust specialist.

ACS Associate Director of Chapters Jordan Blisk was recognized by The National LGBT Bar Association as one of its “Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 – Class of 2021.”

ACS Madison Lawyer Chapter President Jeff Mandell co-authored an op-ed in CNN about the need to craft another exception to the filibuster for “ethics, rule of law and fair election provisions that are central to our democratic republic.”

ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Co-Chair Dan Cotter authored an article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin discussing the Court’s “pushing back of matters to be considered in conference,” which he calls the “conference docket.”

ACS Washington DC Lawyer Chapter Board of Directors member Marissa Ditkowsky was quoted in Wired about remote courtrooms, disparities in access to technology and access to reliable broadband for disabled folks, and other accessibility issues when limiting in-person proceedings.

ACS New York Lawyer Chapter Co-Chair Joel Dodge co-authored an op-ed in CNN about what the Biden-Harris administration can do to combat child poverty.