ACS Member News: Week of May 25, 2020

ACS Board of Directors member Franita Tolson was quoted in Courthouse News Service about executive authority and states’ rights regarding reopening places of worship during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ACS Board of Academic Advisors member Leah Litman was quoted in Law360 about her study finding that, during the U.S. Supreme Court's first-ever teleconference hearings, women justices were interrupted more often than their male colleagues and were given less overall speaking time.

ACS Board of Academic Advisors member Steve Vladeck was interviewed on CNN to discuss legal complaints being filed relating to constitutional rights, civil liberties, and the pandemic.

ACS Faculty Advisor at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Joe Kimble authored an op-ed in the Attorney at Law Magazine about the misconception that textualist judges are “neutral, objective, rule-of-law judges with no political or ideological predispositions.”

ACS Next Generation Leader Taru Taylor wrote an article in the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund about how the pandemic has further exposed a dysfunctional American system that benefits the 1% and provides guidance on how to make corporate American safe for democracy.

ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Co-Chair Dan Cotter wrote in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about the book, "Shortlisted: Women in The Shadows of the Supreme Court,” and provided an update on Supreme Court decisions.

ACS Assistant Director of Chapters Chris Lin was a featured speaker on The Future of Pittsburgh’s #AAPI Community.

ACS member Deborah Nall was quoted in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about her experience arguing before the Illinois Supreme Court in the Court’s first argument conducted via videoconference.