Podcasts

  • The Travel Ban at the Supreme Court: A Briefing on Trump v. Hawaii

    On April 25, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the much-awaited case of Trump v. Hawaii, the challenge brought by the state asserting, among other things, that the Administration’s executive order barring admission into the U. S. from certain predominantly Muslim countries and suspending refugee admissions violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause and federal immigration law. Join ACS for a discussion of the legal questions under review by the Court and what’s at stake.

    Featuring: 

    • Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society, Moderator
    • Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Doug Chin, Attorney General of Hawaii March 2015 - February 2018
    • Thomas Berg, James L. Oberstar Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of St. Thomas School of Law
    • Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and Clinical Professor of Law; Founder and Director, Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Penn State Law 

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  • Crossing the Rubicon: President Trump’s Escalating Threats to the Russia Investigation

    On April 13, ACS hosted a conference call on the recent developments in the special counsel's Russia investigation and the President's escalating threats to the ongoing probe. Featuring Barbara McQuade, professor of practice at the University of Michigan Law School and former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, and Renato Mariotti, partner at Thompson Coburn LLP and former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

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  • ACS Conference Call: Voter Pre-Registration

    On March 19, ACS hosted a conference call on voter pre-registration! The American Constitution Society has started a youth voter pre-registration initiative to encourage young people to vote and get involved in the democratic process as early as possible. This is a great opportunity to share this valuable information with your community. Teenagers, as early as 16 in some states, can pre-register now and vote the moment they turn 18. You can find our pre-registration material with specific states pre-registration policies here, or states that allow under age 18 poll workers here. Our general and state specific voter pre-registration documents can be found on our ACS pre-registration project page

    Featuring:

    Laura W. Brill, Attorney and Co-Founding Partner, Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP

    Mike Burns, National Director, Fair Elections Legal Network's Campus Vote Project

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  • American Workers Under Attack – Janus v. AFSCME

     

    On February 26, the Supreme Court will hear argument in Janus v. AFSCME, an attempt to overturn forty years of precedent governing American labor relations that has the potential to invalidate the provisions of thousands of collective bargaining agreements covering millions of public sector workers. On February 22nd from 2:00pm-3:00pm, the American Constitution Society will host a briefing call moderated by ACS President Caroline Fredrickson with Ann Hodges, Professor of Law at Richmond School of Law, and Nicole Berner, General Counsel of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), addressing the legal questions at the heart of the case and placing it in the context of a larger assault on working Americans.

    Featuring: 
     
    ACS President Caroline Fredrickson (moderator)
    Ann C. Hodges, Professor of Law at Richmond School of Law
    Nicole Berner, General Counsel of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
     
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  • Democracy at Risk: The Judicial Nominations Process

     

    December 7, 2017

    To date, the Senate has confirmed 16 lifetime appointments to the federal bench. Along the way, the Senate Majority has compromised longstanding advice and consent norms, including respect for blue slips, stacking confirmation hearings, and lack of thorough vetting of the significant number of nominees. 
     
    Featuring: 
     
    ACS President Caroline Fredrickson (moderator)
    Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), who serves as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee
    Susan Davies, former Deputy Counsel to President Obama
     
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