ACS Member News: Weeks of June 8 and June 15, 2020

ACS Board of Directors member Pam Karlan was interviewed on MSNBC about her role in helping deliver a victory for LGBTQ workplace protections in the Supreme Court case, Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia.

ACS Board of Advisors member Daniel Tokaji was named dean of the University of Wisconsin Law School.

ACS Board of Academic Advisors member Micah Schwartzman, ACS Faculty Advisor at the University of Virginia School of Law Richard Schragger, and ACS member Nelson Tebbe co-authored an op-ed in The New York Times about how pandemic aid for clergy salary violates the separation of church and state.

ACS Board of Academic Advisors member Steve Vladeck, ACS Faculty Advisor at Boston College Law School Kent Greenfield, and ACS member Eugene Fidell were quoted in The New York Times about the Insurrection Act of 1807.

ACS Board of Academic Advisors member Steve Vladeck wrote an op-ed in The New York Times about how the Trump administration has been able to impose controversial policies through emergency relief at the Supreme Court.

ACS Next Generation Leader Sophia Carrillo authored an op-ed in Cal Matters documenting the terrifying reality for DACA recipients in the United States, her personal experience as a member of a mixed-status family, and the lessons learned from Proposition 187.

ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Co-Chair Dan Cotter wrote in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about the potential for big decisions being issued by the Supreme Court in June, judicial appointments and the Insurrection Act of 1807, and the cases remaining to be decided.

ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Board of Advisors member Cara Hendrickson was quoted in the Chicago Sun-Times about the need to take action towards negotiating new police union contracts.

ACS Washington, DC Lawyer Chapter leader Maritza Perez authored an article in Common Dreams about how the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 bill falls much too short of real change.

ACS Columbus Lawyer Chapter leader Kyle Strickland was interviewed on 1480 WHBC about the Black Lives Matter movement.

ACS member Cynthia Lee wrote in Politico Magazine about the urgent need for legislative change to hold police officers accountable for excessive force.

ACS member Suzette Malveaux testified in support of Colorado Senate Bill 217, calling for greater police accountability and a ban on the qualified immunity defense.

ACS member Steve Sanders was quoted in The Washington Post about Justice Gorsuch’s correct use of the plaintiff’s preferred pronouns and in the Indy Star about face mask requirements.

ACS member Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia was announced as the Incoming Penn State Law Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.