ACS Member News: Weeks of June 29 and July 6, 2020

ACS Board of Directors member Erwin Chemerinsky and ACS Board of Academic Advisors member Reva Siegel were amici on a brief filed in the Virginia Equal Rights Amendment litigation, and were mentioned in the Take Care Blog about their roles in the litigation.

ACS Board of Directors member Ruben Garcia was quoted in the ABA Journal about how politically powerful police unions are in America, and therefore how difficult reforming the police is.

ACS Board of Directors member Melissa Murray authored an op-ed in The Washington Post about how stare decisis simultaneously preserves and destroys the court’s abortion jurisprudence, was on MSNBC to discuss the President’s 200th judicial confirmation, and was quoted in The Economist about the chances Justice Clarence Thomas remains on the Court for a 30th year.

ACS Board of Academic Advisors member Andrew Manuel Crespo co-authored an op-ed in The Boston Globe about the need for the full DC Circuit to review the Michael Flynn case.

ACS Board of Academic Advisors member Jamal Greene authored an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times about the disconnect between Americans’ perceived rights and the rights they actually have as they apply to wearing a mask during the coronavirus pandemic.

ACS Board of Academic Advisors member Micah Schwartzman, ACS Faculty Advisor at University of Virginia School of Law Richard Schragger and ACS member Nelson Tebbe co-authored an article in The Atlantic about the collapse of the separation of church and state with regards to the government pandemic-relief efforts.

ACS Faculty Advisor at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law Wendy Greene was highlighted in for presenting the 2018 Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award to Dr. Angela Davis, and was profiled in Drexel University for her role in passing legislation – the CROWN Act- that bans discrimination against black hairstyles.

ACS Next Generation Leader Taru Taylor wrote an article in Truthout about the need to remake our social contract to commutative justice and focus on a We the People interpretation of the Constitution.

ACS New Orleans Lawyer Chapter Leader Jamila Johnson was featured in the University of Washington School of Law about her work with the Promise of Justice Initiative and the Jim Crow Juries Project.

ACS Harvard Law School Student Chapter Leader Zarinah Mustafa co-authored an article in The Appeal about the need for law schools to incorporate race as a legitimate lens to view the law in their curriculums.

ACS member Heidi Li Feldman authored an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, and was quoted in Fox 5, advising on COVID-19 waivers required by colleges or employers.

ACS member Terri Gerstein co-authored a memo for the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program on promoting workplace law compliance through strategic communication.

ACS member Michele Goodwin launched the Ms. Magazine podcast “On the Issues.”

ACS member Rick Hasen authored an op-ed in The New York Times about the need for expansion of voting rights for all Americans, especially during a global pandemic.

ACS member Marcus Martinez authored an article in the Harvard Latinx Law Journal about reforming first-year moot court competitions to confront racial and ethnic bias.

ACS member Steve Sanders was quoted in the Indy Star about the narrow ruling in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru case and how therefore it should be evaluated based on the specific situation at hand.