Text, History & Principle: What Our Constitution Means and How to Interpret It

At the 10th Anniversary ACS National Convention, on Friday, June 17, 2011, ACS hosted a panel on constitutional interpretation featuring: 

  • Akhil Reed Amar, Professor of Law, Yale Law School
  • Joan Biskupic, Author of biographies of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (2005) and Justice Antonin Scalia (2009); Legal Affairs Correspondent, USA Today
  • Pamela S. Karlan, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
  • Geoffrey R. Stone, Professor of Law, Univ. of Chicago Law School
  • Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Judge Diane P. Wood, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Executive Power and National Security


  • Martin S. Lederman, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Eric Lichtblau, Justice Department Correspondent, The New York Times
  • Elisa Massimino, President and Chief Executive Officer, Human Rights First
  • Neomi Rao, Professor of Law, George Mason university School of Law
  • Peter M. Shane, Professor of Law, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law

Electronic Privacy Revisited

On Saturday, June 18, 2011, at 11am, ACS hosted a panel on electronic privacy at the 10th Anniversary ACS National Convention, featuring:

  • Randal S. Milch, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Verizon Communications Inc.
  • Paul Ohm, Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School
  • Jeffrey Rosen, Professor of Law, George Washington University School of Law
  • Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center
  • Solveig Marilyn Singleton, Vice President & Senior Analyst, Convergence Law Institute
  • Tim Sparapani, Director of Public Policy, Facebook

Immigration: The Federal-State Showdown

On Friday, June 17 at 2pm, ACS hosted a panel discussion on immigration featuring:

  • Garrett Epps, Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Deirdre C. Fitzpatrick, Associate General Counsel, SEIU
  • Michael S.Greve, John G. Searle Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
  • Angela Maria Kelley, Vice President for Immigration Policy and Advocacy, Center for American Progress
  • Neil J. Kinkopf, Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law
  • Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

Sentenced for Life: Considering the Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions

On Friday, June 17, 2011, the American Constitution Society featured a panel discussion on the collateral consequences of criminal convictions, featuring:

  • Judge Lynn S. Adelman, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Cynthia Jones, Professor of Law, American University, Washington College of Law
  • U.S. Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Nkechi Taifa, Senior Policy Analyst for Criminal Civil, and Racial Justice Reform, Open Society Policy Center
  • Yolanda Vázquez, Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Melvyn I. Weiss, Founder, MIW Mediating & Consulting LLC