ACS Member News: Week of May 11, 2020

ACS Board of Directors member Ruben Garcia was quoted in TIME about the protections provided under the National Labor Relations Act if one decides not to go into work for health and safety reasons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ACS Board of Directors member Hon. Shira Scheindlin, ACS Board of Advisors member Nancy Gertner, ACS Faculty Advisor at University of Michigan Law School Barbara McQuade, ACS Central Missouri Lawyer Chapter Chair Frank Bowman, and ACS member Joshua Geltzer were quoted in The National Law Journal about Attorney General Barr’s move to abandon the prosecution of Michael Flynn.

ACS Board of Advisors member Linda Greenhouse and ACS Next Generation Leader Lena Zwarensteyn authored articles in the University of St. Thomas Law Journal on “Picking Judges in the 21st Century.”

ACS Faculty Advisor at Cardozo School of Law Ekow Yankah authored an op-ed in the New York Daily News on the murder of Ahmaud Arbery and how “[w]e can no longer allow the murder of a black man to be recast as self-defense.”

ACS Next Generation Leader and ACS Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter Co-President Saraswati Singh was appointed by Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan to The Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans.

ACS Next Generation Leaders Margaret Battersby Black and Katherine Minarik, and ACS members Uma Amuluru, Mary Meg McCarthy, and Kristen Prinz were recognized as Chicago Lawyer magazine and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s Salute! Women in Law Honorees.

ACS Next Generation Leader Charles Isaacs, ACS FIU College of Law Student Chapter Leader Brittany Brooks, and ACS member Amanda Insalaco were announced as Equal Justice Works Fellows.

ACS Next Generation Leader Oday Yousif authored an op-ed in The San Diego Union-Tribune on COVID-19 pandemic protests, and the right to life versus the right to leave home.

ACS Washington DC Lawyer Chapter Leader Greg Lipper was quoted in Law360 about congressional oversight of the executive branch.

ACS Washington DC Lawyer Chapter Leader Andrew Wright was quoted in Newsweek about the Supreme Court cases involving the President’s tax returns.

ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Co-Chair Dan Cotter wrote in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin with an update on the Supreme Court, including its first livestreamed arguments.