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ACS supports the Black Lives Matter at School Day of Action in promoting curricula that #TeachTruth about American histo...
10/14/2021
ACS’s Statement of Support for Black Lives Matter at School Day of Action | ACS

ACS supports the Black Lives Matter at School Day of Action in promoting curricula that #TeachTruth about American history, including the founding failures of our Constitution, and exposing the frameworks that perpetuate systemic racism.

Washington, DC — American Constitution Society President Russ Feingold today released the following statement of support for Black Lives Matter at School Day of Action:

On this #IndigenousPeoplesDay, ACS reaffirms its commitment to truth, racial healing, and transforming, including reckon...
10/11/2021

On this #IndigenousPeoplesDay, ACS reaffirms its commitment to truth, racial healing, and transforming, including reckoning with the Constitutional failings that have created & perpetuated a legacy of bias, discrimination, and erasure for Native peoples.

On this #IndigenousPeoplesDay, ACS reaffirms its commitment to truth, racial healing, and transforming, including reckoning with the Constitutional failings that have created & perpetuated a legacy of bias, discrimination, and erasure for Native peoples.

ACS honors World Day Against the Death Penalty. Watch/listen to a message from ACS President Russ Feingold:
10/10/2021
ACS Honors World Day against the Death Penalty

ACS honors World Day Against the Death Penalty. Watch/listen to a message from ACS President Russ Feingold:

For World Day Against the Death Penalty (October 10) ACS President Russ Feingold urges President Biden to use his constitutional authority to commute federal...

More than 70% of the world’s countries have abolished the death penalty. ACS joins Sandra L. Babcock in calling for the ...
10/10/2021
To Restore America's Place in the World, President Biden Should Commute Federal Death Sentences | ACS

More than 70% of the world’s countries have abolished the death penalty. ACS joins Sandra L. Babcock in calling for the Biden-Harris Administration to commute federal death sentences.

As a professor of international human rights law, you might expect that I would spend most of my time teaching students about the deplorable ways other countries treat their citizens. America, after all, is supposed to be a beacon of democracy and justice to the rest of the world. But one of the mos...

Do you believe in a fair and diverse judiciary? Your ACS membership supports our Path to the Bench initiative, which ide...
10/08/2021
Become A Member | ACS

Do you believe in a fair and diverse judiciary? Your ACS membership supports our Path to the Bench initiative, which identifies and develops talented progressive lawyers at every stage in their careers and gives them the support necessary to obtain influential legal positions at the state and federal level — hopefully even to the highest Court. Join us today! https://bit.ly/3mB2qWb

Together, we can protect democracy, advance truth and justice, and transform our laws and legal systems to protect the lives of all people – not just the special interests of a few.

10/05/2021

This week's episode is a must listen. ACS's Vice President of Network Advancement Meghan Paulas is joined by Jarrett Adams, author of Redeeming Justice, to discuss his journey through the broken criminal legal system and why it's all too common to be Black, innocent, and convicted. #BrokenLawPodcast

ACS is joining the Rally for Abortion Justice today to raise our voices for reproductive rights. #RallyForAbortionJustic...
10/02/2021

ACS is joining the Rally for Abortion Justice today to raise our voices for reproductive rights. #RallyForAbortionJustice | find events near you: https://map.womensmarch.com/ | at your local rally? Send us your pics! 📸📢💥

ACS is joining the Rally for Abortion Justice today to raise our voices for reproductive rights. #RallyForAbortionJustice | find events near you: https://map.womensmarch.com/ | at your local rally? Send us your pics! 📸📢💥

10/01/2021

Happy Friday! Just a reminder: DC should be a state #DCStatehood #DCStatehood51 via @intoactionus🇺🇸🇺🇸

09/29/2021

Don't miss the final episode of our Legal Legacy of 9/11 podcast series! ACS’s own Debra Perlin is joined by Hasan Ali and Greg Nojeim to discuss the Surveillance State.
#BrokenLawPodcast

It’s National Voter Registration Day! Take 30 seconds to register to vote, check your registration status, or find a reg...
09/28/2021

It’s National Voter Registration Day! Take 30 seconds to register to vote, check your registration status, or find a registration event on or offline near you! #NationalVoterRegistrationDay #VoteReady

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It’s National Voter Registration Day! Take 30 seconds to register to vote, check your registration status, or find a registration event on or offline near you! #NationalVoterRegistrationDay #VoteReady

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In preparation for National Voter Registration Day tomorrow, here's a reminder: Each year, an estimated 30+ million Amer...
09/27/2021

In preparation for National Voter Registration Day tomorrow, here's a reminder: Each year, an estimated 30+ million Americans move. Whether you have moved across the country or down the street, be sure to update your voter registration TODAY! https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/register-to-vote/

In preparation for National Voter Registration Day tomorrow, here's a reminder: Each year, an estimated 30+ million Americans move. Whether you have moved across the country or down the street, be sure to update your voter registration TODAY! https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/register-to-vote/

In a new op-ed for The Hill, ACS President Russ Feingold & Former US Attorney Brett Tolman unite in calling for federal ...
09/23/2021
Biden needs to act on growing anti-death penalty sentiments

In a new op-ed for The Hill, ACS President Russ Feingold & Former US Attorney Brett Tolman unite in calling for federal death penalty abolition once and for all:

People from a range of political, professional and faith perspectives recognize that the death penalty has been a failed policy serving only to drain resources and undermine the confidence of a majority of the country in our justice system.

Watch: ACS Board Member Franita Tolson speaking truth about the harm voter ID laws can have on communities of color. And...
09/23/2021
Professor tells Cruz that Texas's voter ID law is racist

Watch: ACS Board Member Franita Tolson speaking truth about the harm voter ID laws can have on communities of color.

And as a reminder: TX's recent voting law even further restricts the right to vote, rolling back access options disproportionately used by voters of color.

Texas has been known to have some of the most strict voting laws in the country.

National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 28. ACS is partnering with the National Voter Registration Day coalition and en...
09/22/2021

National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 28. ACS is partnering with the National Voter Registration Day coalition and encouraging everyone to take 30 seconds to register to vote, check your registration status, or find a registration event on or offline near you at NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org. Be sure to encourage your family and friends to register as well!

Celebrate Democracy in America by registering to vote 9/28! NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org. #VoteReady

National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 28. ACS is partnering with the National Voter Registration Day coalition and encouraging everyone to take 30 seconds to register to vote, check your registration status, or find a registration event on or offline near you at NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org. Be sure to encourage your family and friends to register as well!

Celebrate Democracy in America by registering to vote 9/28! NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org. #VoteReady

09/21/2021

In the wake of 9/11, Congress passed the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). Only one member of Congress voted against it, Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Join Russ Feingold, the only senator to vote against the USA PATRIOT Act, for his interview with Congresswoman Lee about what happened behind the scenes in the lead up to the AUMF and what it is like to be a dissenter in Congress.

On the one-year anniversary of her passing, we pause to remember legal luminary U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Gi...
09/18/2021

On the one-year anniversary of her passing, we pause to remember legal luminary U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In her honor, ACS created the RBG Award to recognize an outstanding junior scholar whose work is helping to make society more just and more equal. Learn more and apply https://buff.ly/3AmQpJH. Deadline is Oct. 31.

On the one-year anniversary of her passing, we pause to remember legal luminary U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In her honor, ACS created the RBG Award to recognize an outstanding junior scholar whose work is helping to make society more just and more equal. Learn more and apply https://buff.ly/3AmQpJH. Deadline is Oct. 31.

Happy #ConstitutionDay! ACS is celebrating it with #ConstitutionInTheClassroom. Learn about this year’s theme, Race and ...
09/17/2021

Happy #ConstitutionDay! ACS is celebrating it with #ConstitutionInTheClassroom. Learn about this year’s theme, Race and the Constitution, as well as events, resources, volunteer opportunities and more: https://www.acslaw.org/get-involved/volunteer-opportunities/constitution-in-the-classroom/

Happy #ConstitutionDay! ACS is celebrating it with #ConstitutionInTheClassroom. Learn about this year’s theme, Race and the Constitution, as well as events, resources, volunteer opportunities and more: https://www.acslaw.org/get-involved/volunteer-opportunities/constitution-in-the-classroom/

ACS joins in efforts celebrating the history, culture, and contributions of numerous Hispanic and Latinx individuals thi...
09/15/2021

ACS joins in efforts celebrating the history, culture, and contributions of numerous Hispanic and Latinx individuals this month and every month.

ACS joins in efforts celebrating the history, culture, and contributions of numerous Hispanic and Latinx individuals this month and every month.

The connection between post-9/11 gov't surveillance efforts and the significant rise in prosecutions of former gov't off...
09/11/2021
The Espionage Act and Media Sources After 9/11 | ACS

The connection between post-9/11 gov't surveillance efforts and the significant rise in prosecutions of former gov't officials for leaking classified information to the media is explored in the latest piece for the #LegalLegacyOf911 blog symposium by Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law's Heidi Kitrosser: https://www.acslaw.org/expertforum/the-espionage-act-and-media-sources-after-9-11/

Heidi Kitrosser Robins Kaplan Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, and Newton N. Minow Visiting Professor, Northwestern University – Pritzker School of Law

Who has gained from the various legal, policy, and institutional changes set in motion by the #911 attacks? The Universi...
09/11/2021
The Triumph of the Securocracy | ACS

Who has gained from the various legal, policy, and institutional changes set in motion by the #911 attacks? The University of Chicago Law School's Aziz Huq & University of Houston Law Center's Emily Berman's explore in the latest for ACS’s blog symposium on the #LegalLegacyOf911 | "The Triumph of the Securocracy" https://www.acslaw.org/expertforum/the-triumph-of-the-securocracy/

Emily Berman Assistant professor, University of Houston Law Center Aziz Z. Huq Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law and Mark Claster Mamolen Teaching Scholar, University of Chicago Law School

DC Attorney General Karl A. Racine reflects back on #911, and how as the US waged a global war on terrorism, domestic th...
09/11/2021
The Threat We Face is Unbridled Hate | ACS

DC Attorney General Karl A. Racine reflects back on #911, and how as the US waged a global war on terrorism, domestic threats underscored the need to confront unbridled hatred at home: https://www.acslaw.org/expertforum/the-threat-we-face-is-unbridled-hate/ #LegalLegacyOf911 #911Anniversary

Twenty years later, it’s a question that I and millions of Americans are asking today. My 9/11 story began like many other Americans. It seemed like another ordinary day.

#ConstitutionDay is September 17, and ACS is celebrating it with #ConstitutionInTheClassroom. Learn about this year’s th...
09/10/2021

#ConstitutionDay is September 17, and ACS is celebrating it with #ConstitutionInTheClassroom. Learn about this year’s theme, Race and the Constitution, as well as events, resources, volunteer opportunities and more: https://www.acslaw.org/get-involved/volunteer-opportunities/constitution-in-the-classroom/

#ConstitutionDay is September 17, and ACS is celebrating it with #ConstitutionInTheClassroom. Learn about this year’s theme, Race and the Constitution, as well as events, resources, volunteer opportunities and more: https://www.acslaw.org/get-involved/volunteer-opportunities/constitution-in-the-classroom/

Want to give back to the community in honor of #ConstitutionDay this year? Volunteer for #ConstitutionInTheClassroom. AC...
09/09/2021
Constitution in the Classroom | ACS

Want to give back to the community in honor of #ConstitutionDay this year? Volunteer for #ConstitutionInTheClassroom. ACS has everything you need to conduct an informative classroom discussion about this year’s theme: Race and the Constitution. Learn more and sign up:

Constitution in the Classroom gives lawyers and law students the opportunity to teach lessons on various constitutional topics to elementary, middle, and high school students. Our curriculum this year focuses on the timely topic of the 14th Amendment and Brown v. Board of Education.

How has 9/11 transformed justice in America in ways that persist to this day? Fordham Law's Karen Greenberg explores how...
09/06/2021
Justice in America: The War on Terror’s Damaging Legacy | ACS

How has 9/11 transformed justice in America in ways that persist to this day? Fordham Law's Karen Greenberg explores how the war on terror has taken a damaging toll on the U.S. justice system as part of ACS’s blog symposium exploring the #LegalLegacyOf91 https://www.acslaw.org/expertforum/justice-in-america-the-war-on-terrors-damaging-legacy/

From the very beginning of the war on terror, the United States confused the distinction between justice and war. “Justice will be done,” President George W. Bush promised Congress and the American people on September 20, 2001. "How will we fight and win this war?” he asked, answering, “We w...

“How is it that police officers have come to look like members of the U.S. military?” NYU School of Law's Barry Friedman...
09/03/2021
Can the militarization of the police be justified? | ACS

“How is it that police officers have come to look like members of the U.S. military?” NYU School of Law's Barry Friedman & Suffolk University's Jessica Gillooly examine the rise in post-9/11 police militarization as part of ACS’s blog symposium exploring the #LegalLegacyOf911 https://www.acslaw.org/expertforum/can-the-militarization-of-the-police-be-justified/

Barry Friedman Faculty Director of the Policing Project at New York University School of Law and the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law and Affiliated Professor of Politics Jessica Gillooly Assistant Professor, Sociology & Criminal Justice Department, Suffolk University

If you are a TX-licensed attorney interested in representing those sued under SB8, get in touch! https://www.acslaw.org/...
09/02/2021
Texas Attorneys Needed to Represent Those Sued Under SB8 | ACS

If you are a TX-licensed attorney interested in representing those sued under SB8, get in touch! https://www.acslaw.org/inbrief/texas-attorneys-needed-to-represent-those-sued-under-sb8/

Texas’ recently passed anti-abortion law -- Texas State Bill 8 -- bans abortion at approximately 6 weeks of pregnancy and authorizes anyone to sue an abortion provider or anyone who helps a person get an abortion, and could allow lawsuits against a range of individuals, including those who help so...

Without question, the language used to describe the war on terror perpetuates rampant Islamophobia. Rutgers University's...
09/02/2021
The Power of Language in Combating Islamophobia | ACS

Without question, the language used to describe the war on terror perpetuates rampant Islamophobia. Rutgers University's Sahar Aziz breaks it down in the first blog of a series exploring the #LegalLegacyOf911.

This blog is part of ACS’s Blog Symposium exploring the Legal Legacy of 9/11. Please click here to see other contributions to this symposium.

“We woke up today to a new reality in America – a reality where abortion can be banned while the Supreme Court stands id...
09/01/2021
SCOTUS Allows TX Abortion Ban To Go Into Effect | ACS

“We woke up today to a new reality in America – a reality where abortion can be banned while the Supreme Court stands idly by” -- ACS President Russ Feingold

Washington, DC — The American Constitution Society released the following statement by ACS President Russ Feingold, regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s failure to rule on an emergency petition from Texas reproductive health clinics, allowing the new law that bans abortion after 6 weeks to take ef...

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When one does not answer a census a volunteer shows up at your door to obtain information . Those volunteers who are non-partisan must individually approach those who are disabled , poverty stricken or on the streets . They would have to know 1. How to prove unregistered voters and their identities as required on each mail in form ( one can xerox their drivers license or birth certificate etc, ) 2. Volunteers who are non- partisan must be able to educate these potential new voters as to the candidates and their issues. The final question : who and how would we pick someone who is honest and non-partisan ?
This is floating around and scaring many people. We need to confirm or deny this tidbit: https://www.facebook.com/100006198312025/videos/2562778820605370/?t=0
What questions am I required to answer on the 2020 Census according to the Constitution?
Congratulations on being one of the largest anti-American and anti-Constitution groups in the country.
PLEASE HELP STOP THE INJUSTICE I need the help of as many people as will help me! Facebook in its infinite wisdom has blocked me for 30 days! For sharing a Christian post. This is censorship of Christians. They said I post something that went against their policy (yes because I'm a Christian). I can’t post to any groups! This is wrong!!!! Religious Freedom is still the law in AMERICA! Just not on FACEBOOK I GUESS! Please share my post! I want to show FACEBOOK that they can’t win! If I was a Moslim they would be afraid to do this! Thanks for all your help! Hank Spooner
I just want to thank ACS for a very informative webinar on impeachment today. The expert insight was very informative, going well beyond the political sound bites. I want to share the replay info as soon it's available.
just a bunch of libtard lawyers--ideologues! hate mongers! we will fight if it comes to that. bet on it. lawyers suck--esp liberal lawyers
Any group who would include that nasty Karlan woman should be ashamed of itself. If she is typical of your membership, you are a waste of space with no credibility.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)'s Noah Bookbinder on the president's call with Ukraine's president Zelensky: "The memorandum, which the White House released Wednesday morning, is far worse than we could have imagined. It demonstrates that Mr. Trump sought multiple favors from a foreign leader for his personal political gain and in doing so violated his solemn oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution."
I suggest that you read your own name...American CONSITUTION Society... the Constitution gives no "rights" that you have suggested. FARCE.