ACS Member News: Week of May 3, 2021

ACS Board of Directors member Melissa Murray was quoted in The New York Times on Derek Chauvin’s Lawyer requesting a new trial.

ACS Board of Advisors member Erwin Chemerinsky authored an article in ABA Journal on how the decision in Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District both clarifies the law of personal jurisdiction and “raises many questions that will confront lower state and federal courts and ultimately need Supreme Court resolution.”

ACS Board of Advisors member Dawn Smalls was named a “Northeast Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer.

ACS Board of Academic Advisors member Steve Vladeck authored an op-ed in MSNBC about how Republicans’ arguments that court packing is “unconstitutional” is wrong.

ACS Senior Director of Policy and Program Christopher Wright Durocher authored an article in Law360 on New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Corlett noting that “a decision by the court that weakens gun regulations could mix with the court’s existing precedents regarding police use of force to form a particularly lethal cocktail for police violence against Black people.”

ACS State Attorney General Advisory Committee Member Terri Gerstein authored an article in The Saint Louis University Law Journal describing and analyzing “the considerable surge in state and local government activity protecting workers in recent years.”

ACS Madison Lawyer Chapter Board member Mel Barnes was quoted in the Wisconsin Examiner about election litigation in Wisconsin noting that “[i]t’s a huge volume and a lot of them are problematic. Wisconsin is very much a part of the national trends.”

ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Co-Chair Dan Cotter authored an article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. and Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of Chehalis Reservation.

ACS member Rick Hasen was interviewed on the Supreme Myths podcast about voting rights and suppression, elections, and the Scalia myth.