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The American Constitution Society (ACS) believes that law should be a force to improve the lives of all people.

    War Powers, War Crimes, & Wartime Detention? A Discussion of the Trump Administration's Iran Actions

    War Powers, War Crimes, & Wartime Detention? A Discussion of the Trump Administration's Iran Actions

    The Trump administration’s decision to kill Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani without congressional authorization will have vast repercussions, geopolitical and otherwise. Indeed, the consequences are already being felt by U.S. citizen Iranian Americans who have been detained and questioned while traveling home from abroad. Amid threats of retaliation by the Iranian government, President Trump has threatened military action that would target 52 Iranian sites, including important cultural sites, which experts argue would constitute a war crime. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has defended the administration's actions as a lawful response to imminent, direct threats to Americans, but some contend that case has not and must be made to Congress.

    Listen to ACS experts discuss the legality of the strike, threatened further military action, and the detention of American citizens based on their nation of origin.

    Featured Speakers:

    Stephen Vladeck, A. Dalton Cross Professor in Law, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law

    Cecillia Wang, Deputy Legal Director and Director of Center for Democracy, ACLU

    Debra Perlin, Director of Policy and Program, ACS, Moderator

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Articles Of Impeachment Webinar, Dec. 11

    Articles Of Impeachment Webinar, Dec. 11

    This ACS webinar featured an expert discussion of the House’s articles of impeachment against President Trump, what they mean, and what we can expect as this process, so infrequently carried out in American history, moves forward.

    Featured Speakers:

    Mieke Eoyang, Vice President for the National Security Program, Third Way

    Neil Kinkopf, Professor of Law and ACS Faculty Advisor, Georgia State University College of Law

    Paul Rosenzweig, Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University Law School

    Jill Dash, Vice President of Strategic Engagement, American Constitution Society, Moderator

    • 56 min
    The “Remain in Mexico” Policy: Raising Awareness and Crafting a Response Through Student Organizing

    The “Remain in Mexico” Policy: Raising Awareness and Crafting a Response Through Student Organizing

    This ACS conference call centered around creating a dialog around the "Remain in Mexico" policy, raising awareness of its effects, and lifting up student responses. Speakers included Savannah Kumar, University of Texas School of Law ACS President, and Elissa Steglich, Clinical Professor, University of Texas School of Law.

    • 57 min
    Impeachment 101

    Impeachment 101

    As the House’s impeachment inquiry ramps up, listen to an ACS briefing call with experts on the procedures and legal standards for impeachment, how those standards apply to the allegations against President Trump, and the implications for our national security.

    Featured Speakers:
    Mieke Eoyang, Vice President for the National Security Program, Third Way
    Michael Gerhardt, Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, UNC School of Law
    Kara Stein, ACS Vice President of Policy Program, Moderator

    • 52 min
    The Constitution and the 2020 Election (Constitution Day Briefing Call)

    The Constitution and the 2020 Election (Constitution Day Briefing Call)

    On September 17, ACS held a discussion of what’s at stake and what the candidates should be asked as they seek our nation’s highest office.

    As the presidential election heats up, the future of reproductive justice, voting rights, and criminal justice, among other constitutional commitments, are all at stake. Regardless of who is elected, the president will be asked not only to articulate their vision of the Constitution and who is included in “We the People,” but will also have an opportunity to make that vision and these commitments real through the appointment of judges.

    Featured Speakers:

    Leah Litman, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

    Vincent Southerland, Executive Director, NYU School of Law’s Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law

    Daniel Tokaji, Associate Dean for Faculty and The Charles W. Ebersold and Florence Whitcomb Ebersold Professor of Constitutional Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

    Debra Perlin, Director of Policy and Program, ACS, Moderator

    • 1 hr 2 min
    What’s Next?: Will the Mueller Report Lead to Articles of Impeachment?

    What’s Next?: Will the Mueller Report Lead to Articles of Impeachment?

    In a recent filing with the D.C. federal court overseeing the grand jury convened by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the House Judiciary Committee has asked for the release of the full Mueller Report and underlying materials. The Committee asserts that because Justice Department policy holds that a sitting president may not be indicted, it is up to Congress to hold President Trump accountable for the actions described in the Report, and thus it must have access to this information to determine whether to move forward with articles of impeachment. Briefs are due in September, with a decision possible as early as October.

    With talk of impeachment ramping up, ACS held a discussion with experts on the relevant legal standards and how they apply to the findings of the Mueller Report and other alleged misdoings of the Trump administration.

    Featured Speakers:

    Caroline Fredrickson, ACS President, Moderator

    Neil Kinkopf, Professor of Law, Georgia State University, Counselor to Sen. Joseph Biden for the Impeachment Trial of President Clinton

    Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Leroy Highbaugh Sr. Research Chair and Professor of Law, Stetson University

    • 47 min

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