ACS Member News: Week of November 2, 2020

ACS Board of Directors member Franita Tolson authored an article in The New York Times about Samuel Randall, “who played a key role in avoiding dueling inaugurations where . . . each [nominee] presented themselves as the lawfully elected president of the United States,” and it’s relation to the situation today.

ACS Board of Advisors member William Marshall authored an op-ed in The News & Observer contrasting how Al Gore put the country before himself when the 2000 election results were disputed, and how President Trump is urging his supporters to reject adverse results.

ACS Board of Academic Advisors member Steve Vladeck authored an op-ed in The Washington Post on the lawsuits concerning drive-through polling stations in Harris County, Texas; and in NBC News about how the Supreme Court is unlikely to change the 2020 Electoral College results.

ACS Faculty Advisor at University of Kentucky College of Law Joshua Douglas authored an op-ed in CNN about how Trump-appointed judges have made it harder to vote by “issuing restrictive rulings that have impacted how some states run the election.”

ACS Faculty Advisor at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Justin Levitt was interviewed by ProPublica noting that any legal challenge to the presidential election will need “provable facts showing a statutory or constitutional violation.”

ACS Faculty Advisor at University of Idaho College of Law Katherine Macfarlane authored an article in The Intima about life as an immunocompromised person living in Boise, Idaho.

ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Co-Chair Dan Cotter authored a piece in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about the Supreme Court deciding cases with eight Justices as Justice Barrett is confirmed.

ACS Bay Area Lawyer Chapter Board of Directors member Brian Goldman was profiled in SCOTUSBlog about his oral argument before the Supreme Court in Pereida v. Barr.

ACS University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Chapter President Nara Gonczigsuren was profiled in Legal News about her work fighting for immigrants’ rights.

ACS University of South Carolina School of Law Chapter Leader A.C. Parham was quoted in regarding her pro bono work helping Breonna Taylor’s family research the use of no-knock warrants.

ACS member Antonio Ingram authored an op-ed in Blavity about how racial passing has transcended phenotype and skin tone, and is now manifested ideologically.

ACS member Danielle Strollo was interviewed in Idaho Matters about her efforts to cancel classes on Election Day and her work to recruit Idaho Law students to serve as poll workers.